Posted by: Brad Beaman | May 26, 2010

Temple Mount

The Temple Mount Jerusalem is the site of first temple completed 960 BC and built by Solomon. It is the site of Second temple (Ezra) dedicated in 515 BC and destroyed 70 AD

 Temple Mount facing east, Kidron Valley and Mount of Olives in the background.

This picture above is an artist rendering of what the Temple Mount looked like at the time Jesus frequented there.

Drawing of what the Temple Mount looked like after the addition by Herod the Great in 19 BC. The Temple Mount remained like this until destruction in 70AD. Background is the dome of al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Temple is considred to be the site of Mount Moriah where Abraham took Isaac for sacrifice and God provided a ram (Genesis 22:1-19). The Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque are now located at the Temple Mount.

The ruins of Jerusalem’s main street dating back over 2,000 years from the late second temple period. This road runs the length of the Temple Mount Western Wall.

Western Wall

The second Temple was completed in 515 BC. About 500 years later Herod the Great expanded the Temple Mount. Herod’s Temple was destroyed in 70 AD and the Western Wall is a remnant from Herod’s Temple.


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