TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM
A celebrate production of the History Channel.
Approximate length - 60 minutes.
Great and Holy is God´s world --- and the Land of Israel is the holiest land in His world. In the Land of Israel is the holy city of Jerusalem and inside Jerusalem the holiest place is the site of the Temple. And in the heart of the heart of the Temple was the Holy of Holies, resting place of the Ark of the Covenant --- the footstool of the Almighty.
For more than 350 years the Temple Solomon built stood atop Mount Moriah - until the Babylonians destroyed it in 586 BC, and took the Children of Israel into captivity.
On their return, the Jews worked for 23 years to build another Temple. Centuries later this Second Temple was again rebuilt, by King Herod (37-4 BCE) - and this time the work took 46 years.
Then as a Great Jewish Revolt shook the land, the Roman legions mercilessly broke into the sacred precinct on Tishaa b´Av the nineth day of the month of Av 70 CE - and razed the Holy Temple to the ground.
Today the Western Wall, the so-called Wailing Wall, is all that remains of the Second Temple. And to this day, Jews around the world pray three time a day for the Temple´s restoration.