Photos of Herod's Temple (3rd temple after Solomon's 1st & Zerubbabel's
2nd temple) from 22 BC
to 70 AD below; are from a personal visit to the Holy Land Experience Theme Park, Orlando, Fl. If you ever have an
opportunity to go, plan on ALL day and arrive no later than 9 AM . Great Trip! The remaining
photos are from Israel. Note all of Jerusalem is only .75 miles wide (E to W) &
1 mile long (N to S).
King Solomon’s Temple 960 to 560 BC:
The crowning achievement of King Solomon’s
reign was the erection of the first magnificent Temple (Beit ha-Midkash) in Jerusalem. His father, King David, had
wanted to build a great Temple for God a generation earlier, as a permanent resting place for the Ark containing the Ten Commandments.
The Bible's description of Solomon's Temple suggests
that the inside ceiling was was 180 feet long, 90 feet wide, and 50 feet high. The highest point on the Temple that King Solomon
built was actually 120 cubits tall (about 20 stories or about 207 feet).
the Temple is completed, Solomon inaugurates it with prayer and sacrifice, and even invites non Jews to come and pray
there. He urges God to pay particular heed to their prayers: "Thus all the peoples of the earth will know Your name and
revere You, as does Your people Israel; and they will recognize that Your name is attached to this House that I have built"
(I Kings 8:43).
Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians some four hundred years later, in 586 B.C., sacrifice was the predominant mode of
divine service there. Seventy years later, a second Temple was built on the same site, and sacrifices again resumed. During
the first century B.C.E., Herod greatly enlarged and expanded this Temple. The Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans in
God's world is great and
holy. The holiest land in the world is the land of Israel. In the land of Israel the holiest city is Jerusalem. In Jerusalem
the holiest place was the Temple, and in the Temple the holiest spot was the Holy of Holies. Among Sabbaths,
the holiest is the Day of Atonement, the Sabbath of Sabbaths.... There are seventy languages in the world. The holiest is
Hebrew. Holier than all else in this language is the holy Torah, and in the Torah the holiest part is the Ten Commandments.
In the Ten Commandments the holiest of all words is the name of God..
The Temple Mount (Heb., Har Habayit; Arabic, Haram
esh-Sharif, the Noble Sanctuary), is identified in both Jewish and Islamic tradition as the area of Mount Moriah where
Abraham offered up his son in sacrifice (Genesis 22:1-18).
SEE PHOTO's BELOW plus:
24 TEMPLE MODEL PHOTOS
C R U C I F I X I O N PHOTOS
The WILDERNESS TABERNACLE, TEMPLES And TEMPLE MOUNT HISTORY