Tuesday, July 3, 2012

What Did It Look Like to Walk Around Jerusalem’s Temple Mount in the Time of Jesus?

From Israel Archaeology:

The Herodian version of the model shows visitors how excavators believe the Temple Mount site appeared prior to its destruction by Roman troops in the year 70 CE. The focus is on the southern portion of the enclosure, and includes reconstructions of Robinson's Arch (an early overpass linking the top of the platform with the major city street below), the Hulda Street gates and passages onto the platform, the Royal Stoa, and the Second Temple. The reconstruction is based on the excavations at the Temple Mount under the direction of Ronny Reich and regional archeologist Gideon Avni. On view at the Davidson Center.


  1. This is a really neat video! I always try to picture the temple in my mind as I read the Bible, but it's apparently much larger than I ever imagined! Thanks for sharing!

    And in case you were wondering, I just came across your blog by doing a bit of blog-suring. I just added myself as a follower and I hope you'll check out my Christian devotional blog as well.

    Have a blessed day!

    In Christ,
    Dakota - A Look at Life from a Deerstand

    1. Hi Dakota,

      Thanks for visiting! I took a look at your blog and it is very nice and very sweet. I joined it, thank you for the invitation to check it out.

      I hadn't realized the temple was so *high*. Now when I read the verses where satan is tempting Jesus to throw himself down from the tallest part of the temple, I will have a better visual in my mind.


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