1 Temple, 2 Temple, 3 Temple, 4?

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Oct 26 2019 6:26 AM

Not being up on my temple history I get conflicting results when I search for temple history. 

The first temple was built by Solomon and erected by him in the 10th century BC. Wasn't it destroyed in 587 or 586 B.C. by Nebuchadnezzar II, the king of Babylon?

The second temple was the one which was rebuilt by Zerubbabel by 516 B.C. at the end of the 70 years of Babylonian captivity. Wasn't this temple the one that was desecrated by Antiochus Epiphanes, the king of Syria in 186 B.C.?

The third temple was called Herod's Temple. It was begun in 19 B.C. by Herod the Great and was completed about AD 64.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 26 2019 6:33 AM

Milkman:
Herod's Temple. It was begun in 19 B.C. by Herod the Great

I think Herod did not build a new temple, but renovated the existing second temple. Thus, the Jewish situation around the time of Christ (up to the disruption in 70 AD, of course) is often called "Second-Temple-Judaism"

Edit: even Wikipedia says "The second temple lasted for a total of 585 years (516 BCE to 70 CE)" 

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 26 2019 7:03 AM

NB.Mick:

I think Herod did not build a new temple, but renovated the existing second temple. Thus, the Jewish situation around the time of Christ (up to the disruption in 70 AD, of course) is often called "Second-Temple-Judaism"

Yes. The second temple initially was modest, and the old men (who remembered Solomon’s temple) wept. Herod expanded that temple.

The third temple, unbuilt yet, corresponds to Ezekiel’s vision.

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 26 2019 10:46 AM

PetahChristian:

The third temple, unbuilt yet, corresponds to Ezekiel’s vision.

Or the proposed next temple in Jerusalem after they take down the dome of the rock.

Or the Heavenly temple.  

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 26 2019 11:47 AM

Perhaps the third temple is the body of Christ [the church] (1 Cor. 3:16).


"The physical temple was designed to be temporary. To make the temple of stone a permanent structure in the light of Jesus’ atoning work would be a denial of the Messiah and His redemptive mission."

Gary DeMar, Last Days Madness: Obsession of the Modern Church, Fourth revised edition. (Powder Springs, GA: American Vision, 1999), 52.

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Hamilton Ramos | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 26 2019 2:46 PM

Very interesting Josh, thanks for sharing.

Now, as far as ethnic group related to Jesus when He came, they do not consider Jesus the Messiah, so they may try to build a third Temple, which would be very strange, as supposedly there is no way to know for sure who is of the right lineage to serve in it.

So what may end up happening is that the Antichrist may end up trying to self-proclaim as deity there, and then Jesus Christ will come down and take care of business, killing him.

One particular understanding, popular in certain groups. But interesting in the implications, and the way some facts jibe with the Bible.

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