Understanding the Holy Temple of the Old Testament: From the Tabernacle to Soloman’s Temple & Beyond

by Leen Ritmeyer / Kathleen Ritmeyer

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Retail: $18.00
Size: 9 x 12 inches
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 48
Pub Date: May 2017
ISBN: 9789652208811
ISBN-13: 9789652208811
Item Number: 208811
Categories: Archaeology and Biblical History; General Reference Works

Product Description

Understanding the Holy Temple of the Old Testament offers a comprehensive overview of Israel’s sanctuary throughout its history up until the first century. Beginning with the proto- sanctuary in Genesis, it shows how Abraham’s offering up of Isaac on Mount Moriah established this site as a holy place of great significance for mankind. We then follow the dramatic story of the portable sanctuary of the Tabernacle in its long journey to Jerusalem, examining its features and associated rituals. A depiction of Solomon’s Temple, famous for its splendor, is at the heart of the book. In addition, a tremendous amount of material, based on the evidence of ancient texts and recently discovered archaeological remains, is brought together to offer clues as to the precise location of this sacred building.

Understanding the Holy Temple of the Old Testament continues the story of the Temple and the platform that surrounded it through the post-exilic, Hellenistic, and Hasmonean periods. Leen Ritmeyer’s authoritative reconstructive drawings imbue the stones of the Temple with meaning and offer insights to the scholar and interested layperson alike. A companion volume, Understanding the Holy Temple Jesus Knew, is forthcoming.

Author Bios

Leen Ritmeyer has been involved in all of Jerusalem’s major excavations producing site plans and reconstruction drawings. In Jerusalem, he directed the Byzantine Cardo and the Herodian Villas and taught biblical archeology at the Universities of Leeds and Cardi_ in the U.K. He is the author of The Quest: Revealing the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Kathleen Ritmeyer studied archeology at University College in Dublin, Ireland, and has participated in excavations in Ireland, Scotland, and Israel. She has a postgraduate certificate in education. She works with Leen in their firm Ritmeyer Archaeological Design (www.ritmeyer.com) producing materials on biblical archaeology.