Medieval Christians considered the Maccabees, who regained the Temple in Jerusalem for Jewish worship, as early models for the Christian Crusaders, fighting to recapture the Holy City from Muslim control. This page illustrates a text that would have been sung during worship in a monastery. The Maccabees, dressed as medieval knights and carrying a banner marked ‘M’. triumphantly rout the Greek army from the city.
Project: 6. Under a cloak of terror: violence and armed conflict in Europe.
Chronology: I b.C.
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Manuscript
Source: The Met Museum
Owner: Porto group (Modernalia)
Copyright: Public Domain