Tag: Temple of King Solomon

The Temple of King Solomon is the fabled Jerusalem sanctuary described in such exacting detail in 1 Kings 6, and was no doubt one the most stunning achievements of King Solomon in the Bible, For centuries, scholars have searched in vain for any remnant of Solomon’s Temple, yet nothing of the building itself has been found because excavation on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, the site of the Temple of King Solomon, is impossible.

Bible Animals: From Hyenas to Hippos

09/01 | Lions and crocodiles and monkeys, oh my! There are about a hundred different types of animal species mentioned in the Bible. In this post, Rabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin discusses the   Read more…

Posted in Hebrew Bible.

First Person: Did the Kingdoms of Saul, David and Solomon Actually Exist?

08/27 | In BAR, Hershel Shanks examines a recent article published by archaeologist Amihai Mazar. Mazar contends that while the Biblical narratives were written hundreds of years after the reigns of Saul,   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel.

What Did Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem Look Like?

08/25 | Fifty years ago, leading Israeli scholar Michael Avi-Yonah constructed a now-iconic model of Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem. How accurate is it?   Read more…

Posted in Temple at Jerusalem.


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