Friday, September 15, 2017

Reflection - Who is the Artemis mentioned in the Bible?

Source Website: https://www.gotquestions.org/who-Artemis.html
By Got Questions Ministries


Artemis of Greek mythology was a goddess of hunting and wilderness and the protector of unmarried girls.
PHOTO: Artemis of Greek mythology was a goddess of hunting and wilderness and the protector of unmarried girls. The Greeks considered her the twin sister of Apollo and she bore the same name (Latinized as “Diana”) as the goddess of Greek mythology.
The localized goddess,
Artemis, of the Ephesians was a different deity with her temple in Ephesus which was considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Painting by Jules Joseph Lefebvre - Artemis, c.1870 -
Artemis of Greek mythology
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Artemis was a goddess worshiped in the ancient world. The Greeks considered her the twin sister of Apollo and the goddess of hunting and wilderness and the protector of unmarried girls. The Artemis mentioned in the book of Acts was a different deity—a localized goddess of the Ephesians—but she bore the same name (Latinized as “Diana”) as the goddess of Greek mythology. Her temple in Ephesus was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.



 'Artemis', Diana the goddess of Greek mythology
PHOTO: 'Artemis', Diana the goddess of Greek mythology
Helvia Martinez Verdayes, who posed for Juan Olaguíbel at the age of 16, was the model of Diana Huntress.
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 'Artemis', Diana the goddess of Greek mythology
PHOTO: 'Artemis', Diana the goddess of Greek mythology
Helvia Martinez Verdayes, who posed for Juan Olaguíbel at the age of 16, was the model of Diana Huntress.
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 'Artemis', Diana the goddess of Greek mythology
PHOTO: 'Artemis', Diana the goddess of Greek mythology
Helvia Martinez Verdayes, who posed for Juan Olaguíbel at the age of 16, was the model of Diana Huntress.
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 'Artemis', Diana the goddess of Greek mythology
PHOTO: 'Artemis', Diana the goddess of Greek mythology
Painting by Seignac Guillaume - Diana, Virgin Huntress
Picture posted by Pro Loco Nemi on 23 March 2017

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Greek mythology 'Artemis goddess' of chastity, virginity, hunt, moon, the natural environment.
PHOTO: Greek mythology 'Artemis goddess' of chastity, virginity, hunt, moon, the natural environment. She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and her twin brother is Apollo. She is the lady of the wild things, the huntsman of the gods, protectress of the young, and hunts with silver arrows. She also became associated with the moon.
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The Ephesian Artemis was a “mother earth” deity emphasizing fertility and reproduction. Many of her images have been unearthed; the rows upon rows of breasts, totally covering her upper body, depict the power of Artemis to nourish the world. The many priests employed in the temple performed animal sacrifices, and the many priestesses, in keeping with the fertility theme, engaged in ritual prostitution. All of this made the Artemis temple in Ephesus a popular tourist attraction in the Roman world.



The Ephesian Artemis was a “mother earth” deity emphasizing fertility and reproduction.
PHOTO: The Ephesian Artemis was a “mother earth” deity emphasizing fertility and reproduction. Many of her images have been unearthed; the rows upon rows of breasts, totally covering her upper body, depict the power of Artemis to nourish the world.
Painting by Peter Paul Rubens - Diana of Ephesus, detail from The Discovery of the Child Erichtonius, c. 1615
Picture posted by Butterfly Language on 08 May 2017 - Diana Of Ephesus

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 Painting by Peter Paul Rubens - The Discovery of the Child Erichtonius, c. 1615. The Ephesian Artemis is located at the top right.
PHOTO: Painting by Peter Paul Rubens - The Discovery of the Child Erichtonius, c. 1615. The Ephesian Artemis is located at the top right.
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A unique mythology sprang up around the origin of Artemis worship. The account is alluded to by the city clerk of Ephesus: “Doesn’t all the world know that the city of Ephesus is the guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of her image, which fell from heaven?” (Acts 19:35). A popular item to sell tourists was a small Artemis shrine—a cupped enclosure with a small female figure inside. Worshipers were told they could take this shrine anywhere in the world and worship Artemis in front of her tiny shrine, and it would be just the same as worshiping her at the Ephesian temple.



The Temple of Artemis
PHOTO: The Temple of Artemis
A popular item to sell tourists was a small Artemis shrine—a cupped enclosure with a small female figure inside. Worshipers were told they could take this shrine anywhere in the world and worship Artemis in front of her tiny shrine, and it would be just the same as worshiping her at the Ephesian temple.
Art by Roger Payne - The Temple of Misfortune (Original) (Signed)
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Paul spent years in Ephesus (Acts 19:10) and performed “extraordinary miracles” there (verse 11). The gospel began to change lives, and “a number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. . . . In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power” (verses 19–20). As the gospel made inroads into territory claimed by Artemis, the stage was set for a confrontation with the spiritual forces of darkness.



Paul spent years in Ephesus (Acts 19:10) and performed 'extraordinary miracles' there (verse 11).
PHOTO: Paul spent years in Ephesus (Acts 19:10) and performed “extraordinary miracles” there (verse 111). The gospel began to change lives, and “a number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. . . . In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power” (verses 19–20). 
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As the followers of Artemis noticed the difference Paul’s preaching was having in their city, “there arose a great disturbance about the Way” (Acts 19:23). A silversmith named Demetrius called a meeting of his guild and said, “You know, my friends, that we receive a good income from this business [selling Artemis shrines]. And you see and hear how this fellow Paul has convinced and led astray large numbers of people here in Ephesus and in practically the whole province of Asia. He says that gods made by human hands are no gods at all. There is danger not only that our trade will lose its good name, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited; and the goddess herself, who is worshiped throughout the province of Asia and the world, will be robbed of her divine majesty” (verses 25–27). In his speech, Demetrius paid lip service to the “majesty” of Artemis, but his real motivation was evident—he was losing business as people stopped buying his idolatrous trinkets.



Demetrius the Silversmith of Ephesus stirred up the city into a riotous frenzy, shouting, 'Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!' (Acts 19:28).
PHOTO: Demetrius the Silversmith of Ephesus stirred up the city into a riotous frenzy, shouting, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” (Acts 19:28). Paul has convinced and led large numbers of people in Ephesus and in practically the whole province of Asia. He says that gods made by human hands are no gods at all (Acts 19:26).
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Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen stirred up the city into a riotous frenzy, shouting, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” (
Acts 19:28). They led a mob to find Paul and, not finding him, grabbed two of Paul’s traveling companions and dragged them to the theater. There the mob continued shouting the praise of Artemis for about two hours (verse 34). They were only quieted when the city clerk gained an audience and reminded the mob they were breaking Roman law in disturbing the peace (verse 40).


The Riot at Ephesus
PHOTO: The Riot at Ephesus
Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen stirred up a mob to find Paul and, not finding him, grabbed two of Paul’s traveling companions and dragged them to the theater. There the mob continued shouting the praise of Artemis for about two hours (
verse 34).
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Paul soon left Ephesus to continue his third missionary journey. But a church had been established. In the center of Artemis worship, in a city known for paganism, immorality, and greed, the light of Jesus Christ shone brightly. Despite the enemy’s intimidations, the church thrived.



As the gospel made inroads into territory claimed by Artemis, the stage was set for a confrontation with the spiritual forces of darkness.
PHOTO: As the gospel made inroads into territory claimed by Artemis, the stage was set for a confrontation with the spiritual forces of darkness. In the center of Artemis worship, in a city known for paganism, immorality, and greed, the light of Jesus Christ shone brightly. Despite the enemy’s intimidations, the church thrived.
Painting by Jules Lefebvre  (1834–1912) - A girl from Eve, 1892
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Dear Lord, please help us not to worship things that are make by the hand of man. Like the localized goddess of the Ephesians, Artemis, was created by silversmiths for the purpose of profit making. Lord, help us to escape from paganism, immorality, and greed. Through Lord Jesus Christ we pray. Amen!
PHOTO: "Dear Lord, please help us not to worship things that are make by the hand of man. Like the localized goddess of the Ephesians, Artemis, was created by silversmiths for the purpose of profit making. Lord, help us to escape from paganism, immorality, and greed. Through Lord Jesus Christ we pray. Amen!"
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By Got Questions Ministries



Reference
[1] Got Questions Ministries, Who is the Artemis mentioned in the Bible, https://www.gotquestions.org/who-Artemis.html

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