Temple in Jerusalem to Be Rebuilt
The Bible says the Jewish temple in Jerusalem will be rebuilt in the last days. The site for it may not be where the present Dome of the Rock stands, but in the…
Antiochus IV’s Acra Fortress in Jerusalem Has Purportedly Been Found
Antiochus IV’s (Epiphanes) Acra Fortress in Jerusalem Has Purportedly Been Found. The Acra was the Jerusalem powerbase of the Greek tyrant who tried to stamp out Jewish worship in the Temple and inspired Hanukkah (Feast of Dedication, Feast of Lights) in 1 Maccabees.
Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus
Ariel view of the modern location of the City of David (Ophel) - Looking from South to North. The white broken-line is where the ancient city of David was located (which is outside the city wall today). The gold domed building is the Muslim shrine called the Dome of the Rock. It is surrounded by ancient retaining wall of the Herodian Temple mount. This picture gives distance perspective. The Kidron valley can be seen on the left (?) side.
Special Sites of Israel
The layout of the ancient settlement of Qumran mirrors the layout of ancient City of David (Salem). That would mean the location of Solomon's Temple would have been at "4"--the Tower (square-shaped), which is Mt. Zion. This is not Mt. Moriah where the shrine of the Dome of the Rock is today. That location would have been where Fort Antonia was located (a trapezoid-shaped piece of land)