The Second Temple of Solomon as it appeared in the first century A.D.
The First Temple was begun by King David about 3,000 years ago as a sanctuary for the Ark of the Covenant. The Temple was still unfinished when David died. But his son, King Solomon, saw construction through to the finish.
It was destroyed by the Babylonians around 600 B.C., and later restored. The Second Temple was built by King Herod on the same site, around 30 B.C.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Christ is Risen in Fact - Crucifixion and Death Are Not the End
Happy Easter! This is the season of resurrection, when bare sticks and cold ground come back to life. So it was with Christ, and so it will be for us.