Sep 2 Blog
By: Noah Wiener
As a result of earthquakes, Al-Aqsa Mosque on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount had to be dismantled and reconstructed in the 1930s and 1940s. Massive Cedar of Lebanon and cypress beams were reused, and others were simply removed. Some of these beams are significantly older than the mosque itself. Were these timbers from Al-Aqsa once part of Herod’s Temple Mount architecture?