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Temple of Jerusalem   /tˈɛmpəl əv dʒərˈusələm/   Listen
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.  Synonym: Temple of Solomon.

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"Temple of Jerusalem" Quotes from Famous Books

... cities of Egypt have disappeared from the face of the earth. Nineveh and Babylon are deserted mounds of dust and brick. The ancient temple of Jerusalem lies buried beneath the blackened ...
— Ancient Man - The Beginning of Civilizations • Hendrik Willem Van Loon

... sighs, humbly imploring her to show him her Son. He then saw the Blessed Mother of God descend from Heaven, with great splendor, and place her Son into the arms of Francis, who received Him as Simeon had received Him in the temple of Jerusalem, with the profoundest respect; he caressed the Infant most tenderly, entreating Him for the conversion of sinners, and the salvation of the world. At this sight the religious fell on the ground, half dead, and remained on the spot where he fell. Here the Saint found ...
— The Life and Legends of Saint Francis of Assisi • Father Candide Chalippe

... be true knowledge about the Bible, but which certainly is not the true religion of the Bible. A child may learn the tables of the Israelitish Kings, the geography of the Holy Land, and the architect's plans of the temple of Jerusalem, and may be learning nothing whatever of the real religion which is shrined within the ...
— The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible • R. Heber Newton

Words linked to "Temple of Jerusalem" :   synagogue, capital of Israel, Jerusalem, tabernacle, Temple of Solomon, temple

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