This view is of the Temple, looking west. The Temple was one of the greatest buildings commissioned by Herod. The front was 170 feet high and 170 feet wide. The back portion was 170 feet high and 115 feet wide.

The building was made of white marble, and the inside was covered with gold. The door was overlaid with gold, and there was gold on the roof spires. Josephus claimed that people could not look at the Temple when the sun was reflecting off the gold on the roof. The Temple’s beauty was indescribable. No part of the Temple was left standing after the Romans destroyed it in AD 70.

This building symbolized the presence of the glory of God himself. When Jesus died, the veil to the inner chamber (Holy of Holies) was torn from top to bottom, symbolizing the access of all believers now to have God’s presence through Jesus. On the Christian fulfillment of Pentecost, God took up residence in a new temple;his community of believers (1 Cor. 3:16-17).

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Upcoming Tours

We would love to walk with you in the Holy Land. Here are upcoming opportunities:

Nov 01 — Nov 15, 2020
Walking with the Patriarchs
Led by George DeJong
Spring 2021
Israel in Depth
Led by George DeJong
Summer 2021
Ancient Paths to Modern Leadership
Led by George DeJong
Sep 18 — Oct 02, 2021
Israel & Turkey in Depth
Led by George DeJong
Fall 2021
Through the Roof
Led by George DeJong