The Temple Mount in Jerusalem

History of The Temple Mount and the Jewish Temples

Aerial photo of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem showing the Proposed Northern,
Central and Southern Sites for the First and Second Temples.

"As the navel is set in the centre of the human body,
so is the land of Israel the navel of the world...
situated in the centre of the world,
and Jerusalem in the centre of the land of Israel,
and the sanctuary in the centre of Jerusalem,
and the holy place in the centre of the sanctuary,
and the ark in the centre of the holy place,
and the foundation stone before the holy place,
because from it the world was founded."

Midrash Tanchuma, Qedoshim.

Locating the Temple Site

Where Were the First and Second Temples Located?

A. The Temple Mount to the North (Dr. Asher Kaufman)

B. The Temple Mount at the Dome of the Rock (Dr. Leen Ritmeyer, Dr. Dan Bahat)

C. The Al Kas Hypothesis Introduced (Tuvia Sagiv)

D. The Southern (Al Aqsa) Location Theory (Norma Robertson)

Four Theories Summarized and Compared


Visiting the Temple Mount

A Short Chronology of Jerusalem from Abraham

The Treasures of the House of the Lord

Ordinance Survey of Jerusalem, by Capt. Charles W. Wilson, 1886.

Survey of Western Palestine, by Sir Charles Warren, 1884. (Excerpts)

History of the Temple

Early History Of The Temple Mount

Mount Moriah

Solomon's Temple (The First Temple)

Second Temple Times

The 9th of Av, 586 B.C.E. The Destruction of the First Temple

The Ninth of Av, 70 C.E. - The Destruction of the Second Temple

Does God Need a Temple?

Gates of Jerusalem

The Significance of the Temple for Christians

Evidence for the Temple Location South of the Dome of the Rock

Asher Kaufmann propsed in 2004 that the Jewish Temples were located North of the Dome of the Rock
--with the Muslim Dome of the Spirits the probable location of the Holy of Holies.
Asher was the first scholar to seriousy challenge tradition!

This view, our Location A, was recently revived by an American Evangelical, Christian Widener,
and is described on our page discussing the coming Third and Fourth Temples.

The Dome of the Rock, our Location B, is the traditional establishment opinion concerning the location of te First and Second Temples.
The authors of this web site respectfully disagree. Time will soon tell!

Location C. Tuvia Sagiv's Research Papers

The location of the Temple on the Temple Mount based on the Aqueduct and rock levels at Mount Moriah in Jerusalem  

Determination of the Temple Location based on the Angle of Sight of Agrippa II (5/20/04)

The Mystery of the Golden Goblet and the Dome of the Rock (10/15/04)

The Hidden Secrets of the Temple Mount

Temples on Mount Moriah
(Infrared data)

Penetrating Insights into the Temple Mount (Radar and Infra-red Studies

The Street below the Western Wall: Coins and Conclusions

Tuvia Sagiv: Updated (July 5, 2022)

Looking North from El Kas Fountain,
Tuvia Sagiv's Proposed Southern Temple Site

The Southern (Al Aqsa) Location Model of Norma Robertson

Book 1: 2018

Book 2: 2020 update

Locating Solomon's Temple

Latest Summary for the Most Likely Temple Location, September 2018

A Note about North (July 8, 2022)

More Background History


Jerusalem as the Center of the World (fish eye lens)

Jerusalem in 19th Century Art (J. E. Lancaster, Ph.D.)

Map of Jerusalem in Roman Times

Ancient Maps of Jerusalem

Early Maps and Models of Jerusalem

Third Temple School Trains Jewish Priests for Service

Who Owns Jerusalem?

Land Owned By Famous Jews

Where is the Temple?, by Tuvia Sagiv, 9/3/00

Solomon's Stables and the Southern Gates by Tuvia Sagiv

The Mystery of the Red Heifer (Chaim Richman)

Allah and the Temple Mount

The Religion of Islam (Saudi Arabia source)

A Summary of Islamic Beliefs and Eschatology

Islam and Eschatology, compiled by a Muslim Medical Doctor

The Qur'an and the Land of Israel, by Shaykh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi

The Noble Sanctuary (Islamic Resource)

Christian Answers to Islam

Preparations for a Third Jewish Temple

Israel's Future Third and Fourth Temples

Ezekiel's Temple

The Lost Ark of the Covenant, by David Shyovitz

Notes on the Rabbinical Tunnel by Abraham Rabinovich

Geophysical Methods Useful in Archaeology

Geophysics and the Temple Mount

Relevant Biblical Prophecy Studies by Ray C. Stedman

Stanley Goldfoot: A Tribute to Stanley Goldfoot:  A Jewish Hero

Jeremiah 7: The Temple Sermon

The Wife of Yahweh and the Bride of Christ

God's Land, God's People

Israel's Birth Pangs

Listen to the 1993 Temple Mount Conference Lectures by Dr. Asher Kaufman, Dr. Dan Bahat, Tuvia Sagiv, Rabbi Chaim Richman, Gershon Salomon, and others. 1995

Temple Mount Conference Lectures by Dr. Chuck Missler are here.

  Temple Mount Videos page

The Western Wall
Tuvia Sagiv's "Southern Location,"
lies due East of this Wall

The Ark of the Covenant

Some authorities believe the Ark is located under the Temple Mount.

Related Website Links

The Temple Institute in Jerusalem

The Temple Mount Sifting Project

Jerusalem Lights: Rabbi Chaim Richman

Temple Mount and Eretz Yisrael Faithful Movement (Gershon Salomon)

Why is the Third Temple so Important? (Messianic Bible)

Temple Mount on Wikipedia

The Re-established Jewish Sanhedrin

The Tribe: The Cohen-Levi Family Heritage Website

Whose Inheritance Is the Holy Land?

The al-Haram al-Sharif Temple Mount Guide, 1924

The Third Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem (David Ben-Ariel)

People for a Bill to Build the Beit HaMikdash

God's Holy Mountain

Locating Solomon's Temple

Jerusalem Archaeological Park (Virtual Temple Mount)

Ritmeyer Archaeological Design

Bible Places: The Temple Mount

The Hope: The Academy of Jerusalem

World of the Bible Ministries with Dr. Randall Price

The Third Temple for All Mankind by Moses V. Komsky, Architect

The Western Wall Tunnels (videos)

Biblical Archaeology - Daily Life in Ancient Israel

Are the Temples Anthropic?

The Ark of the Covenant: A Historical Perspective, by Dr. Gerald N. Shapiro

Classical Reference Links

The 400 Years Between the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures by Ray Stedman

The Works of Flavius Josephus

The Temple--Its Ministry and Services as they were at the time of Christ, by Alfred Edersheim (1825-1889)

Other Interesting Links

What is Beneath the Temple Mount? The Third Temple—A Virtual Simulation (Google English Translation)   (Original Hebrew Website)

Legends, Historical Stories, and Notes

Why is the Third Temple so Important? (Messianic Bible)

"Google Translate" this website into Hebrew תרגום מאנגלית לעברית מאתר על ידי גוגל

Preface and Background of this web site

Recent Developments in the News
(1996 - 2021)

Site History Notes

Comments and Suggestions are welcome

This web site was developed by Jim Milligan, Lambert Dolphin, and Michael Kollen in April 1996.
Updated on June 17, 2013, May 26, 2018, August 15, 2018, October 31, 2018. September 22, 2019. November 22, 2019.
September 30, 2020. July 19, 2021. September 17, 2022. Septemer 20. 2022

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