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    • 18.10.07 | 16:17 (IST)

    "...the Moriah hill, where once stood the Temple of Solomon and later a heathen sanctuary and a Christian Church. When Abd Al Malik felt the need for a centre of worship that should outshine the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, rival the Mosque of Makkah then in the hands of Abdullah ibn Zubayr and deviate thereform the current of pilgrimage, he built in 691 on the same site in Jerusalem the Dome of the Rock..." P.264, Philip K. Hitti, History of the Arabs (Note that the Dome was built to divert trade from one of Abd Al Malik's rivals, and had nothing to do with religious sentiment.) "A fortress (the future Antonia) dominated the Temple esplanade from the northwest.."P.27, Elias Bickerman, The Jews in the Greek Age That matches Josephus's account. Also, see p. 533, Vol. 3, of Will Durant's History of the World. Herod enlarged the pre-existing Temple on Mount Moriah.

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