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  Temple (sanctuary, Jerusalem) - MSN Encarta
According to biblical tradition, the Temple replaced the Tabernacle, which was the portable sanctuary the ancient Hebrews used to contain the Ark of the Covenant during their stay in the wilderness.
During the period of the Second Temple, however, the importance of priests in Jewish religious practices was especially strong, and the temple ritual was therefore extremely elaborate.
The renovation of the Temple itself was completed in one and a half years, but the work on the outer structures continued until the Temple was burned by the Romans in ad 70.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_1741500528/Temple_(sanctuary_Jerusalem).html   (727 words)

  
  Temple of Jerusalem
The word "temple" is derived from the Latin templum, signifying an uncovered place affording a view of the surrounding region; in a narrower sense it signifies a place sacred to the Divinity, a sanctuary.
The Prophet Ezechiel described the Temple in the light of a heavenly vision, and though his description is symbolic it agrees in its essential features with that of the Book of Kings; to all appearances he describes the Lord's house as he saw it while he performed his priestly duties.
Between the Temple and the altar, but somewhat towards the south, was the famous "sea of molten brass", a vessel "round all about", the height of it five cubits and the diameter ten cubits.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/t/temple_of_jerusalem.html   (6028 words)

  
  Temple in Jerusalem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The temple was built to imitate that in Jerusalem, with the key differences that it resembled a tower (probably as a traditional symbolic reflection of the Jerusalem temple), and that the seven-branched Menorah was replaced by a single golden hanging lamp (probably representing the sun: hence Heliopolis, city of the sun).
Modern scholarly research suggests that the Temple of Jerusalem was meant to be a reconstruction of the Garden of Eden.
Since modern Latter-day Saint Temples, of which there are now over 130, are certainly intended to be symbolic reconstructions of the Garden of Eden, it could be said that every Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is in a way a reconstruction of the ancient Temple of Jerusalem.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Temple_in_Jerusalem   (2835 words)

  
 Second Temple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the second year of this monarch the work of rebuilding the temple was resumed and carried forward to its completion (Ezra 5: 6-17; 6:1-15), under the stimulus of the earnest counsels and admonitions of the prophets Haggai and Zechariah.
This second temple was missing the Ark of the Covenant, the Urim and Thummim, the holy oil, the sacred fire, the Ten Commandments, the pot of manna, and Aaron's rod.
The temple, when completed, was consecrated and the sacrificial observances known as the korbanot were commenced once again, amid great rejoicings on the part of all the people (Ezra 6:16), although it was evident that the Jews were no longer an independent people, but were subject to a foreign power.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Second_Temple   (864 words)

  
 Temple in Jerusalem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Temple in Jerusalem or the Holy Temple (Beit HaMikdash בית המקדש in Hebrew) was built in ancient Jerusalem and was the center of Israelite and Jewish worship, primarily for the offering of sacrifices known as the korbanot.
Solomon's Temple, from approximately the 10th century BCE, replacing the Tabernacle, destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar and by the Babylonians in 586 BCE.
The land where the temple was prophesied to be built is in Independence, Missouri, where it is cared for by the Church of Christ (Temple Lot).
www.norco.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Temple_in_Jerusalem   (1797 words)

  
 Jerusalem, David, Solomon, Sheba - Crystalinks
Solomon's reign was marked by a constant tension between two conflicting orientations: faithfulness to the God of Israel and fulfillment of the Judaic religious precepts, against pervasive foreign influences that penetrated the kingdom as a result of the obligations imposed by the grandiose nature of the kingdom.
Jerusalem of the First Temple period reached the zenith of its development under King Hezekiah, expanding westward to the slopes of Mount Zion.
Although the renewal of Jerusalem's Jewish community is attributed to the activity of Nahmanides, who arrived in the city in 1267, the community's true consolidation occured in the 15th and 16th centuries, with the influx of Jews who had been expelled from Spain.
www.crystalinks.com /jerusalem.html   (3561 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Temple of Jerusalem
Temple and took away the plates of gold and silver with which he himself had covered the doors and the lintels, and gave them to purchase peace from Sennacherib (2 Kings 18:15-16).
Temple was in round numbers, or whether the figures indicate the smaller cubit then in use, but it matters little, for if the breadth were really sixty royal cubits it would mean only that the side chambers had been enlarged five cubits on each side.
Temple consisted chiefly in the scarcity of its furnishing.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14499a.htm   (4050 words)

  
 UST Projects-Jerusalem's Temple Mount
The reconstruction is based on the excavations at the Temple Mount under the direction of Ronny Reich and regional archeologist Gideon Avni.
The focus of the model is on the two large buildings south of the Temple Mount platform and the north/south Cardo.
The reconstruction is based on the excavations at the Temple Mount under the direction of Yuval Baruch, Jerusalem District Archaeologist.
www.ust.ucla.edu /ustweb/Projects/israel.htm   (375 words)

  
 Temple of Jerusalem
While the term "the Temple of Jerusalem" is in singular, there have been two temples in Jerusalem.
This temple was built entirely according to patterns from Egyptian temples, and was divided into four zones, all lying on the same axis, all zones had more or less the same width and only the length varied.
The temple of Jerusalem was the all- absorbing religious centre in Israeli religion.
lexicorient.com /e.o/templej.htm   (317 words)

  
 TEMPLE OF JERUSALEM - Holman Bible Dictionary on StudyLight.org
The primary meaning of the Temple was the same as that of the ark it was constructed to enshrine: a symbol of God's presence in the midst of His people (Exodus 25:21-22).
Solomon's Temple was shaped as a “long house” of three successive rooms from east to west, a vestibule of only 15-feet depth, a nave (the holy place) of 60 feet and an inner sanctuary (the most holy place) of 30 feet (1 Kings 6:2-3; 1 Kings 16-17).
The Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. Stephen's preaching tended to liberate Christian thinking from the necessity of a temple (Acts 7:46-50), and Paul thought of the church and Christians as the new temple (1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
www.studylight.org /dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T6178   (3067 words)

  
 The Romans Destroy the Temple at Jerusalem, 70 AD
The assault culminated in the burning and destruction of the Temple that served as the center of Judaism.
As the flames shot up, the Jews let out a shout of dismay that matched the tragedy; they flocked to the rescue, with no thought of sparing their lives or husbanding their strength; for the sacred structure that they had constantly guarded with such devotion was vanishing before their very eyes.
The Temple Mount, everywhere enveloped in flames, seemed to be boiling over from its base; yet the blood seemed more abundant than the flames and the numbers of the slain greater than those of the slayers.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /jewishtemple.htm   (963 words)

  
 from jesus to christ: a portrait of jesus' world: temple culture
Even though the actual religious rituals of the Temple were solely in the hands of the priests, that is, if you brought your sacrifice to the Temple because say, your wife had a baby, say a child recovered from illness, or say you're at a pilgrimage festival and you're celebrating at the pilgrimage.
But your husband would really be the person required to show up in the Temple area, because he would be the one who would have to sacrifice the Pascal lamb that would be the center of the meal that you would have with your family.
They would be working in the Temple and it was on their shoulders that the ultimate responsibility for the correctness of this unbelievably frenzied scene would rest...
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/portrait/temple.html   (2662 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - The Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Israel
The Temple Mount is in the centre of current conflict between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East.
However, the yearning for the rebuilding of the temple became a cornerstone of Jewish prayer, and it was regarded as a mission for the long awaited Messiah.
Even though Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran, the Muslim tradition ties the ascent of Mohammed to the sky on his horse to the temple.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A507061   (2092 words)

  
 Temple in Jerusalem
The Temple was to be a memorial to Israel to turn her heart away from the idols of the surrounding nations.
Since the temple vessels were all precisely specified by the Lord for purposes of teaching Israel about themselves and their personal relationship with their God the contents of the temple were not to be altered or modified.
Jerusalem was taken and the temple was cleansed and rededicated in 165 on the 25th day of Kislev.
www.british-israel.ca /temple.htm   (17764 words)

  
 A Short Chronology of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount
Jerusalem will soon be lose her national sovereignty as a self-governing entity from the time of the Babylonian captivity until the end of the great tribulation period.
141 The Roman fortress is conquered by the Maccabees freeing the Temple from pagan supervision.
Jerusalem is liberated from Jordanian control and for the first time in nearly two thousand years the Jews are in complete control of Jerusalem.
www.ldolphin.org /chron.html   (4791 words)

  
 The Temple
Solomon assumes such heavy debts in building the Temple that he is forced to pay off King Hiram with twenty towns in the Galilee (I Kings 9:11).
Until the Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians some four hundred years later, in 586 B.C.E. sacrifice was the predominant mode of divine service there.
Jerusalem the holiest place was the Temple, and in the Temple the holiest spot was the Holy of Holies....
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Judaism/The_Temple.html   (861 words)

  
 The Third Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem: Women in Green: The Temple Mount
The Third Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem
Solomon's Temple was designed and built as a permanent shrine on a grand scale, which would replace the Tabernacle that had served the Israelites in the desert, and in various temporary locations within the Promised Land.
Although destroyed by the Babylonians in their conquest of Judea, the temple was rebuilt by the returning exiles, and served as the center of Jewish spiritual and material life for the next 600 years.
templemountjerusalem.blogspot.com /2006/10/women-in-green-temple-mount.html   (1075 words)

  
 Second Temple Period
As the leader and governor of Jerusalem, Nehemiah required every family in Judah to send ten of its members to liveĀ in Jerusalem, thus augmenting the city's meager population.
Jerusalem was liberated and the Temple was purified and restored as the people's spiritual center.
Jerusalem's buildings were put to the torch and its inhabitants exiled.
jeru.huji.ac.il /ec1.htm   (558 words)

  
 Temple of Jerusalem
Centre of Jewish national worship in Jerusalem, in both ancient and modern times, sited on Mount Moriah (or Temple Mount), one of the hills of Mount Zion.
The Wailing Wall is the surviving part of the western wall of the enclosure of Herod's Temple.
The site of the Temple now lies within a Muslim sacred enclosure known as Haram al-Sharif, containing the al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, built over an ancient rock altar (a great outcrop of rock) that was part of Solomon's Temple.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0023360.html   (266 words)

  
 The Temples of Jerusalem in Islam
The political status of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is the subject of final status negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
Early Muslims regarded the building and destruction of the Temple of Solomon as a major historical and religious event, and accounts of the Temple are offered by many of the early Muslim historians and geographers (including Ibn Qutayba, Ibn al-Faqih, Mas'udi, Muhallabi, and Biruni).
Whether it is called the Temple Mount or al-Haram al-Sharif, this corner of Jerusalem is the physical overlap between Judaism and Islam.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/History/temples.html   (973 words)

  
 The Temple Mount Jerusalem
Holy to both Muslims and Jews, the Temple Mount (or Haram ash-Sharif in Arabic) is the most remarkable well-known symbol of Jerusalem, and the most controversial either.
Visible from almost anywhere around the Old City, the Temple Mount is a wide area with the Dome of the Rock in its center and the El-Aqsa Mosque at its southern edge.
Glowing with its magnificent golden dome, and holding the sacred rock upon Isaac was almost sacrificed and from which Muhammad rose to heaven, the Dome of the Rock was built by Caliph Abd el-Malik in 691 AD, as part of the Muslims attempt to demonstrate their ascendance over Christianity.
www.inisrael.com /tour/jer/vt_temple_mount.htm   (340 words)

  
 Temple Mount, Jerusalem
According to Arab historians, when Muslims first entered the city of Jerusalem, the ruins of the Temple were being used as a rubbish dump by the Christian inhabitants, in order to humiliate the Jews and fulfill Jesus' prophecy that not a stone would be left standing on another there.
Upon the destruction of the Temple, the Rabbis revised prayers, and introduced new ones to request the speedy rebuilding of the temple.
The Temple Mount was reopened to non-Muslims in August 2003.
www.sacred-destinations.com /israel/jerusalem-temple-mount.htm   (1801 words)

  
 Temple Mount & Land of Israel Faithful Movement
The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement lit the Hanukkah Menorah in the front of the Southern Hulda Gates of the holy Temple Mount on Hanukkah.
The G-d of Israel prepares Israel to fulfill her historical prophetic mission, to be a holy nation, a kingdom of priests and a light to the nations and to welcome Mashiach ben David in Jerusalem.
These gates were in the First and the Second Temple the main entrance of the Israeli pilgrims to the Temple Mount on their way to worship in the Temple.
www.templemountfaithful.org   (899 words)

  
 Jerusalem
Not only do the inscription's letter-forms closely match those of other inscriptions dated to the Second Temple period, but all of the pottery and artifacts discovered with the dedication also date to this era.
It is dated to the first century CE prior to the Temple's destruction.
Such floral and geometric patterns were predominate during the Second Temple period, when there was a strict observance of the Second Commandment.
www.pohick.org /sts/jerusalem.html   (483 words)

  
 The Temple at Jerusalem - a Revelation
A constant theme in Biblical prophecy is that one day the long-lost Temple at Jerusalem, founded by King Solomon in the 10th century BC, will be seen once more, greater and more splendid than before.
Through studies of the dimensions and street pattern of old Jerusalem, John Michell reveals the once and future Temple stamped with a clear message which will change the lives and minds of all who care to read it.
His long association with and extensive visits to Jerusalem, in pursuit of the Temple, have finally born fruit with this Revelation for the new Millennium.
www.gothicimage.co.uk /templejerusalem.html   (241 words)

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