THE TEMPLE AND THE ROCK


Do you want to have the latest research on the ancient Temple Mount at your fingertips? Do you have students you would like to inspire and excite with up to date information on this compelling subject? If so, this study booklet entitled The Temple and the Rock is for you and will put you in the forefront of knowledge!

Within its 60 pages, you will find details of the most recent discoveries by Dr. Leen Ritmeyer on the Temple platform which for so long has been a scholarly terra incognita. These discoveries took place at the end of 22 years of intensive research, commencing with a study of the outer walls and ways of access to Herod's Temple Mount revealed in the excavations which followed the Six Day War.
Moving inward, a search for clues to the site of the earlier platform led to the breakthrough find of a crucial piece of evidence from which the location of the original Temple Mount could be deduced. Having narrowed down to this area, it became feasible to try and locate the site of the Temple itself.


Reconstruction of Solomon's Temple

Not only was this goal achieved - the booklet clearly marshals the arguments for the case that the Temple stood over the Rock over which the Dome of the Rock now stands - but the research unexpectedly led to the finding of the actual spot where the Ark of the Covenant rested within the Holy of Holies. The booklet also answers the question as to where the threshing floor of Araunah was located.

Each stage of the research is fully documented, with a total of 32 illustrations in black and white, most of which are published here for the first time, to explain and confirm the text. The plans and sections are clearly labeled, forming the basis, wherever possible, for reconstruction drawings such as that of the Ark of the Covenant in its emplacement within the Holy of Holies.

CONTENTS

1. Introduction
2. The Herodian Temple Mount
3. The Pre-Herodian square Temple Mount
4. Hezekiah's square Temple Mount
5. The Second Temple
6. The Akra
7. The Hasmonean Temple Mount
8. The Location of the Temple
9. The Sakhra
10. Plan of the Sakhra
11. The Location of the Holy of Holies
12. The Former Location of the Ark of the Covenant
13. Araunah's Threshing floor and the Location of the Altar
14. The Ark of the Covenant and the Future
15. The Location of the Temple and Its Courts
16. The Buildings around the Temple Courts
17. The Levels of the Temple Courts

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

1. A representation of the Ark of the Covenant
2. The Temple Mount during the Second Temple period
3. Barclay's Gate
4. A reconstruction of Robinson's Arch
5. The Trumpeting place
6. A reconstruction of the Double Gate and its interior passageway
7. A reconstruction of the Interior of the Royal Stoa
8. The Antonia Fortress
9. Plan showing the archaeological evidence for the location of the 500
cubit square Temple Mount and the underground structures according
to the numeration of Warren
10. The Temple Mount during the time of Hezekiah
11. A sketch of the Temple Mount after the return from Babylon
12. A sketch of the square Temple Mount with the Akra on the south
13. Plan of the square Temple Mount and the location of the Akra
14. The Temple Mount during the Hasmonean period
15. Plan of the Temple Mount showing the proposed location of the Temple
16. A view of the Sakhra
17. Plan of the Sakhra
18. Isometric view of the Sakhra
19. The foundation for the Crusader Church built over the Sakhra
20. A reconstruction of the Crusader Church inside the Dome of the Rock
21. The Rock during the Early Islamic period
22. The Location of the Holy of Holies in Solomon's Temple
23. Line of Vision between the Temple and the highest peak
of the Mount of Olives
24. The Holy of Holies in Solomon's Temple
25. Section through Solomon's Temple
26. Section through Herod's Temple
27. Plan of the platform of the Dome of the Rock showing the location
of Araunah's Threshing floor
28. Plan of Herod's Temple and Courts in relation to the Dome of the Rock
and the Dome of the Chain
29. Plan of the buildings around the Temple Court and the Court of
the Women
30. East-west section through the Temple Mount
31. North-south section through the Temple Mount
32. Plan of the Temple Mount showing the location of the 500 cubit
square Temple Mount, the Soreg and the Herodian Temple complex


For extracts from this study booklet see: The Temple and the Ark of the Covenant
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Study Booklet: The Temple and the Rock,

Slide Set 1 Alec Garrard's Model of the Second Temple Mount

Slide Set 2 Jerusalem in 30AD/CE

Slide Set 3 from Sinai to Sakhra

Slide set 4 The Archaeology of Herod's Temple Mount

Slide Set 5 Worship and Ritual in Herod's Temple

Herod's Temple Mount in Miniature

Posters in Black and White

Color Posters

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