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The Second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem
(Reconstructed Scale Model)
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A large outdoor scale model of the city of Jerusalem in the time of
Jesus, showing one possibility of how the Second Jewish Temple
constructed by Herod the Great might have appeared. While we do not have
an exact physical description of either Solomon's Temple in the Old
Testament, or of Herod's Second Temple built during the first century
BC, reconstruction is based on the biblical descriptions that are there
combined with what we know of Phoenician architecture of the 10th
century BC. The biblical tradition tells us that Solomon hired
Phoenician craftsmen to build the First Temple (1 Kings 5, 7, 9), and it
is assumed that the Second Temple was of similar design.
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