Julian's 4th century 3rd Temple was NOT on the Temple Mount - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 16.10.07 | 11:04 (IST)

    Julian's Third Temple project is conveniently detailed at: http://bibleprobe.com/rebuildingthetemple.htm 1. Herod Agrippa ruled from 37-44, making him a daily eyewitness to the glory of Herod's Temple, which his testimony located to the South of the present Temple Mount. In Julian's (355-363) day, though the Jews knew well the location of their temple, all physical traces of it had been removed. There was NO Western Wall! 2. There is no historic evidence locating Julian's construction on the "Temple Mount". Indeed, the descriptions from which the location might be deduced harmonize far better with the location to the South of the Temple Mount in various articles presented at http://www.askelm.com/temple/t991001.htm 3. The first link above indeed REFUTES the possibility that Julian's aborted temple project could possibly have been on the Temple Mount, on account of the report of total absence of any part of the earlier temple structure. Here we read that the local Jews carried away what remains of the temple could be found, such that NONE of the original structure remained. 4. The Waqf basement excavations on the Temple Mount PROVE that both First and Second Temple debris were swept up from the broad environs of the Temple Mount area and used as FILL by the Temple Mount builder, who could ONLY HAVE BEEN JUSTINIAN, AND NOT HEROD, BECAUSE HEROD WOULD NOT HAVE PUT SECOND TEMPLE DEBRIS DEEP WITHIN HIS ALLEGED TEMPLE MOUNT. Also, these debris have contained Roman coins and artifacts clearly decades after the completion of the Second Temple. The fill of the Temple Mount clearly dates it after Herod the Great. 5. The Temple Mount was the location of the Roman fortress of Antonia, and the seat of the Roman government of Jerusalem and Judea. The Hashmonean architectural features which may be authentic would have served the prominent and politically central Antonia fortress, and not the Temple Mount. Robinson's and Warren's Arches in the Temple Mount could just as well have been Justinian's handiwork.

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    First published 00:00 16.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 16.10.07
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