Lonely Man of Cake

February 8, 2007

The Location of the Temple

Filed under: Academia,Israel,Judaism,Religion — lonelymanofcake @ 1:27 pm

Prof. Joseph Patrich of the Hebrew University Institute of Archaeology has arrived at an academically divergent, though apparently authoritative conclusion for mapping the exact location of the Second Temple based on a convergence of archaeological and rabbinic evidence.

One interesting implication of his study:

In spotting the Temple in this way, Patrich concludes that the rock, over which the Dome of the Rock mosque was built in the 7th century C.E. is outside the confines of the Temple. The rock is considered by Moslems to be the spot from which Muhammad ascended to heaven and for Jews the place at which the binding of Isaac took place.

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