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Considered sacred ground even before Biblical times and bitterly contested in our own day, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is one of the most fascinating and important places on earth. Few places in the world have enjoyed such religious significance. According to Jewish, Christian and Muslim doctrine, it was here that Adam was buried after being expelled from Eden. This is also the site where it is said Abrahamwas asked to sacrifice his son, where Solomon built his Temple, and where Muhammad ascended to heaven.

· The Stones of Herod’s Temple Reveal Temple Mount History

Biblical Archaeology Society Staff • 07/17/2011

Building and furnishing the Herodian Temple involved more than stone quarrying and laying, but the stones and foundations of Herod’s Temple can give us clues to Temple Mount history. Read more…

· Searching for the Temple of King Solomon

Biblical Archaeology Society Staff • 03/29/2011

The black basalt ruins of the Iron Age temple discovered at ’Ain Dara in northern Syria offer the closest known parallel to the Temple of King Solomon in the Bible. Read more…

Source URL: http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/category/daily/biblical-sites-places/temple-at-jerusalem/?mqsc=E2930702

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