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. Pierre respected this class of Brothers to which the elder ones chiefly belonged, including, Pierre thought, Joseph Alexeevich himself, but he did not share their interests.
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.
In terms of design, the production utilized projections on oversized wall hangings to represent columns on the temple of Solomon as well as Nabucco's palace.
Leader of the Iranian revolution Ayatullah Khomeni had given this call in the early 1980s, announcing that Israel would eventually destroy Al-Quds mosque to build the Temple of Solomon at the site.
Thus, for Muslims, the Temple of Solomon that was built [on] Jerusalem's Temple Mount in ancient times was in fact part of their own religious history."[Quotation]
Due to its hallowed links with the Temple of Solomon, the Rock was revered by the Christian Knights Templar, who spearheaded the medieval crusades to regain the Holy Land from the Muslims.
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.
The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, also known as the Order of Solomon's Temple, the Knights Templar or simply as Templars, were a Catholic military order recognized in 1139 by papal bull Omne Datum Optimum of the Holy See.
Solomon, like his father, maintained the multi-national characteristics of his regime.[15] He built a stone temple, commonly known as the Temple of Solomon, as a gesture of his thanks to Allah (YHWH).
The second is the way the community utilized material models (especially a replica of the Temple of Solomon) to foster a "conciliatory seeing," that is, an observational expertise at once rational, affective, and based on familiar material objects.