Temple of Jerusalem

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Noun1.Temple of Jerusalem - any of three successive temples in Jerusalem that served as the primary center for Jewish worship; the first temple contained the Ark of the Covenant and was built by Solomon in the 10th century BC and destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC; the second was built in 515 BC and the third was an enlargement by Herod the Great in 20 BC that was destroyed by the Romans during a Jewish revolt in AD 70; all that remains is the Wailing Wall
capital of Israel, Jerusalem - capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed); it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom
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I felled a cedar-tree, and I question much whether Solomon ever had such a one for the building of the Temple of Jerusalem; it was five feet ten inches diameter at the lower part next the stump, and four feet eleven inches diameter at the end of twenty-two feet; after which it lessened for a while, and then parted into branches.
In the Temple of Jerusalem, Jesus makes a striking appearance in the midst of the teachers of the people, for 'all who heard Him were astounded at His understanding and answers'-with the astonishment as before some extraordinary, divine manifestation (Luke 4:22).
Marian devotees traditionally offer special prayers and novenas, light candles, offer flowers, and recite the holy rosary in observance of the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Wednesday, November 21) in the Temple of Jerusalem, which is believed to be the beginning of the preparation for Mary's mission and destiny as the Mother of Jesus Christ.
Revered for his wisdom and reputedly the author of the Biblical Books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon, he is best remembered for building the magnificent Temple of Jerusalem.
It is worth mentioning that the foundation stone of this historic monumental multi-storied temple was laid in 1996, and soon after that the construction work began in 1997, paving a way to a successor to the original Solomon's Temple of Jerusalem mentioned in the Old Testament.
She was brought up in the Temple of Jerusalem among Jewish priests, she was therefore dedicated to God's service, knowledgeable, and particularly well educated within Judaism, and still, she broke the Jewish mie of gender segregation and she later became the mother of the Prophet of Christianity, recurrently called Ibnu Maryama in the Qur'an, to emphasize their kinship.
Among the topics are the expedition of Hudaybiyah, the incident involving the united clans and the Qurayzah clan, the story of the three who remained behind, the construction of the Temple of Jerusalem, the oath of fealty pledged to Abu Bakr, and the marriage of Fatimah.
The topics include Jewish and Christian symbolic imaging of Jerusalem in the fourth century, Jerusalem between narrative and iconic, the temple of Jerusalem and the Hebrew millennium in a 13th-century Jewish prayer book, Christian identifications of Muslim buildings in medieval Jerusalem, and night flight to Jerusalem as a narrative for a far-away holy place.
and the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem. This victory marked the end of a three-year period of religious persecution, restored Jewish independence and ensured the survival of monotheism.
It is written in the Jewish holy book, Talmund, that the first temple of Jerusalem, the temple mount was built there.
Simon Goldhill explores the history of the Temple of Jerusalem and its changing use in a religious, political and cultural context--a story that from the Crusades onwards has helped form the modern political world.
It commemorates the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem more than 2,000 years ago after the Maccabees, a small band of Jews, defeated the forces of King Antiochius whose soldiers had desecrated the temple.