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Original Temple & Temple Mount Location, Archaeological Disc

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:08 pm
by st louis steve
Original Temple & Temple Mount Location, Archaeological Discoveries, Bible Events, Jerusalem, Part 1
See amazing archaeological discoveries that reveal the location of the original temple and Temple Mount Platform location of Solomon, Hezekiah, Zerubbabel, and Herod's temple wherein Christ ministered. Part 2 link:

Temple and Temple Mount Location
1. Today there's a growing number of people that are claiming the temple and temple mount were located in the City of David. This is simply not true. Therefore, we will attempt to show from Scripture, historical, archaeological, and practical reasons why their claims are not true.
2. The Temple Mount is located on the eastern side of Old City Jerusalem.
3. It occupies 1/6 of the current city.
4. It is 35 acres (14 hectares) in size, the equivalent of 35 football fields.

Historical Background
1. The Temple Mount has played a “center stage” role for much of Israel’s history and has functioned as the center of God’s dwelling place and ministry on this earth.
2. It will play a key part during the Millennial Reign of Christ on the earth as well.
3. God has chosen to focus His presence and attention there like a laser beam from heaven like no other place.
4. First temple: the temple Solomon built.
5. Second temple: the temple Ezra oversaw after the deportation and return of the Jews.
6. King Herod’s temple: it would seem like this would be called the third temple, but because the second temple of Ezra wasn’t destroyed by enemies, but that Herod built over it a new temple, and then removed the old one inside, it is still referred to as the second temple. ​

Places of Interest
1. Temple Mount
2. The believed location of the first and second temples are to the north of the Dome of the Rock as they originally lined up with the Eastern Gate.
3. Western Wall
4. Eastern Gate
5. Southern Stairs
6. Antonia Fortress
7. Royal Stoa – Location close to where Pentecost likely took place.​

The Temple Mount in the Bible
1. The Temple Mount is also called Mount Moriah and was the place where Abraham was to sacrifice his son Isaac to God.
Genesis 22:1–2: After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here am I." 2 He said, "Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you."
2. King David purchased the original Temple Mount when it was a threshing floor in order to build an altar to the Lord.
1 Chronicles 21:18: Now the angel of the LORD had commanded Gad to say to David that David should go up and raise an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Ornan [also called Araunah] the Jebusite.
3. King Solomon then built the Temple in this exact location.
2 Chronicles 3:1: Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to David his father, at the place that David had appointed, on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
4. During the dedication of Solomon’s temple, the glory of the Lord filled it in such a way that the priests had to suspend their activities until God’s glory subsided.
1 Kings 8:10–11: And when the priests came out of the Holy Place, a cloud filled the house of the LORD, 11 so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.
5. The prophets spoke to the nation of Israel from the Temple Mount.
6. The first temple was destroyed in 586 BC by Babylon because of Israel’s continued disobedience to God.
2 Kings 24:10: At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up to Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.
7. The temple was rebuilt again from 538-515 BC under Zerubbabel (Ezra 6:3).
Nehemiah 2:17: Then I said to them, "You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.
9. The Temple Mount was enlarged enormously by King Herod in 19 BC to the size it is today.
God, in His sovereignty, made the Temple Mount large enough to handle the crowds Jesus would teach, the 3,000 saved at Pentecost, the 5,000 saved in Acts 4, and a place the Early Church could meet and grow in.
10. Herod also made the temple more beautiful than any before it, and it was three times bigger than the current Dome of the Rock.

Re: Original Temple & Temple Mount Location, Archaeological Disc

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:16 pm
by st louis steve
Original Temple & Temple Mount Location, Archaeological Discoveries, Bible Events, Jerusalem, Part 2