Temple of Solomon


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Noun1.Temple of Solomon - 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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At that portion of the ancient wall of Solomon's Temple which is called the Jew's Place of Wailing, and where the Hebrews assemble every Friday to kiss the venerated stones and weep over the fallen greatness of Zion, any one can see a part of the unquestioned and undisputed Temple of Solomon, the same consisting of three or four stones lying one upon the other, each of which is about twice as long as a seven-octave piano, and about as thick as such a piano is high.
It is pleasant to know we are disappointed, in that we never dreamed we might see portions of the actual Temple of Solomon, and yet experience no shadow of suspicion that they were a monkish humbug and a fraud.
In the first he put those who did not take an active part in the affairs of the lodges or in human affairs, but were exclusively occupied with the mystical science of the order: with questions of the threefold designation of God, the three primordial elements- sulphur, mercury, and salt- or the meaning of the square and all the various figures of the temple of Solomon.
I, no more than yourself, have seen the Chaldean masonry works constructed according to the sacred form of the Sikra, nor the temple of Solomon, which is destroyed, nor the stone doors of the sepulchre of the kings of Israel, which are broken.
The Temple Mount is where the Temple of Solomon (957 BC to 586 BC) stood, until it was destroyed and later replaced by the Second Temple (515 BC to 70 AD), before that was also demolished during the Siege of Jerusalem by the Roman General Titus.
15] He built a stone temple, commonly known as the Temple of Solomon, as a gesture of his thanks to Allah (YHWH).
For this lot, the rebuilding of the Temple of Solomon is the precursor to the events outlined in the Book of Revelation prophecies that they take quite literally.
The Jewish settlers roamed the plazas of al-Aqsa Mosque amid explanations on the alleged Temple of Solomon.
Jews believe that they are the chosen people of God and that one day he would send a Messiah to reunite the ancient tribes of Israel, rebuild the Temple of Solomon and usher in a new, wondrous era known as the Messianic Age.
Newton had an interest in the Temple of Solomon that lasted more than 50 years, says Morrison, and wrote an unpublished manuscript A Treatise or Remarks on Solomon's Temple, Introduction to the Lexicon of the Prophets, Part Two: About the Appearance of the Jewish Temple, probably from the middle 1680s to the early 1690s.
Extremist Israelis often call for the destruction of Al Asqa mosque to rebuild the Temple of Solomon, which they believe is buried beneath.
statement comes amid threats by the so-called Temple of Solomon groups to enter