Tag: Herodian Temple

Herodian Temple refers to the Temple of King Herod the Great. Somewhere on Jerusalem’s majestic Temple Mount—the largest man-made platform in the ancient world, the size of 24 football fields, nearly 145 acres—Herod the Great (37–4 B.C.) built a new Temple to the Israelite God Yahweh, doubtless on the very spot where the exiles returning from Babylonia more than 500 years earlier had rebuilt the original Temple, first erected in the tenth century B.C. by King Solomon. It is well known that Herod the Great approximately doubled the size of the Temple Mount by extending the earlier Temple Mount on the north, south and west. He could not extend it on the east because the land drops off steeply to the Kidron Valley beyond the wall on that side.

What the Temple Mount Floor Looked Like

08/05 | More than a hundred colorful polished stone tiles have been recovered by the Temple Mount Sifting Project. The tiles reveal what the Temple Mount floors looked like in Herod’s time.   Read more…

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The Temple Mount in the Herodian Period (37 BC–70 A.D.)

08/03 | Archaeological architect Leen Ritmeyer presents drawings of the Temple Mount in the Herodian period.   Read more…

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The Stones of Herod’s Temple Reveal Temple Mount History

03/01 | Building and furnishing the Herodian Temple involved more than stone quarrying and laying, but the stones and foundations of Herod’s Temple can give us clues to Temple Mount history.   Read more…

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