Under Reconstruction!


(VII) Img. ID: 309104 Stained Glass "Ezekiel, Builder of Judaism" in the Beth El Temple in Knoxville, Tennessee, , Unknown, 1954 edit  
Category: Modern Jewish Art

General Document

2 Name/Title Stained Glass "Ezekiel, Builder of Judaism" in the Beth El Temple in Knoxville, Tennessee | Unknown
3a Object Synagogue
Stained glass
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Katz, Raymond Alexander (painter),Good, Sam (architect) (Unknown)
5 Date 1954
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Unknown |
8 Community Ashkenazi | Reform
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location United States of America (USA) | Tennessee | Knoxville, TN
| 3037 Kingston Pike
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Ezekiel
Ezekiel's Vision of the Valley of the Dry Bones (Ez. 37: 1-14)
Ezekiel's Vision of the New Temple (Ez. 40:1-47:12)
Hoshen (Breastplate) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Mishory, Alec
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. A397882
20 Description

The description is written by the researcher Alec Mishory. 

Ezekiel's prophesies abound in objects and animals as metaphors. They enable artists to depict concise images of single objects in conveying moral and social messages. In a stained glass window dedicated to prophet Ezekiel, the artist includes a depiction of the Temple in Jerusalem, an edifice crowned with serrated top, echoing the prophet's words: “Son of man, describe the temple to the people of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their sins. Let them consider its perfection, 11 and if they are ashamed of all they have done, make known to them the design of the temple—its arrangement, its exits and entrances—its whole design and all its regulations[d] and laws. Write these down before them so that they may be faithful to its design and follow all its regulations: (Ezekiel 45). Flowing water that he sees in one of his visions: "The man brought me back to the entrance to the temple, and I saw water coming out from under the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east). The water was coming down from under the south side of the temple, south of the altar. He then brought me out through the north gate and led me around the outside to the outer gate facing east, and the water was trickling from the south side" (Ezekiel 47, 1). Dry bones, as signifying the resurrection of the dead on the day of judgment: "The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones… The hand of the LORD was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. […] 3 He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! … will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’ (Ezekiel 37, 1-14).
21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a