The Kregel Pictorial Guide to the Temple
by Robert Backhouse
Edited by Dr. Tim Dowley
One of the most magnificent structures of the ancient world, Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem took over eighty years to complete and eventually covered some 36 acres. Tragically, this vast complex of colonnades, courtyards, and buildings was destroyed by the Roman army less than ten years after it’s completion.
The Kregel Pictorial Guide to the Temple follows the history of Jewish worship from its early days in the Tent of Meeting at Mount Sinai, to the first Temple building constructed by Solomon. The engagement of the Second Temple building by Herod and the subsequent history of the Temple Mount through the modern era are covered in fascinating detail. Also answered are such questions as
What was the relationship between the Tabernacle and the Temple?
What was the daily Temple ritual like?
How did people celebrate the various feasts and festivals?
What happened to the Ark of the Covenant and the Temple furnishings?
What does the future hold for the Temple Mount?
32 colorful pages