Solomon’s TempleConstruction of Solomon’s Temple began about 950 BC on the Mount Moriah site chosen by David at God’s leading. The temple sat on a high point of the ridge known as David’s City, just north of the original city.

Construction of this 35-acre platform took seven years. No hammers or chisels were used on the site; the stones were prepared at the quarry and brought in. The temple was mostly made of limestone, however some of the parts were covered with gold and cedar; it was precisely and luxuriously furnished (1 Kings 7:13-51).

The Ark of the Covenant was held here. After the temple was dedicated to God (1 Kings 8:22-66), it was completely filled by God’s presence (2 Chron. 5:13-14; 7:1-3).


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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
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Summer 2021
Ancient Paths to Modern Leadership
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Sep 18 — Oct 02, 2021
Israel & Turkey in Depth
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Fall 2021
Through the Roof
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