Duck Dynasty at Artemis Temple?

July 18, 2013

I’ve recently upgraded to Logos 5. In perusing the Faithlife Study Info Graphics, I noted their artist’s depiction of the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, with this info:

‚ÄéThis temple, called Artemision, was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Construction began in the mid-sixth century BC; more than a century later, it was the largest building in Rome, Greece, or Asia. Roughly four times the size of the Parthenon in Athens, it featured 127 columns, each measuring 60 ft. in height. It made Ephesus the center of Artemis worship.

Wikipedia Commons shares this photo of a model in Istanbul.

Model of Artemis Temple at Istanbul. Wikipedia.

Model of Artemis Temple at Istanbul. Wikipedia.

I was going through some photos of the ruins of that famous site in Ephesus when I saw this one, with ducks right at home in the swampy remains of what that ancient wonder:

Ducks at ruins of Artemis Temple in Ephesus. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

Ducks at ruins of Artemis Temple in Ephesus. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

What a difference the passing of time can make! In contrast to man’s transitory work, Daniel said that the God of heaven would set up a kingdom that would never be destroyed (Dan. 2:44). God’s eternal plan was to provide for man to be delivered from the power of darkness, and translated into the kingdom of His Son (Col. 1:13).