Daily Archives: August 6, 2009

World’s largest temple model

Arutz Sheva, Israel National News.com, reported the inauguration of the world’s largest model of the Second Temple (they mean Herod’s temple; not the one built by Zerubbabel in the days of the prophet Haggai).

The model, built at a scale of 1:60, was built by Michael Osanis for the Aish HaTorah Yeshiva in Jerusalem’s old city, and is displayed on the roof of its new museum, which at seven stories above the Western Wall plaza has a breathtaking view of the Temple Mount.

The photo of the model in place on the roof of Aish HaTorah’s new Exploration museum is impressive.

Largest temple model ignaurated August 5, 2009. Photo: Arutz Sheva.

Largest temple model inaugurated August 5, 2009. Photo: Arutz Sheva.

Read the full story here. There is a video showing the model being put into place.

Arutz Sheva reported July 30th on the building of the altar of the temple at Mitzpe Yericho. See article and photos here.

The Temple Institute has already built several of the Temple vessels such as the Ark and the menorah, and has now embarked on an ambitious project to build the altar, which will ultimately measure 3 meters wide by 3 meters long and 2 meters tall.

During Thursday’s ceremony, which took place in Mitzpe Yericho just east of Jerusalem, the Temple Institute laid the cornerstone for the altar and demonstrated how tar will be used to cement the stones together. The Institute plans on bringing the altar to its proper place on the Temple Mount when the Temple is rebuilt.

Mitzpe Yericho is in the wilderness of Judea near the Monastery of St. George.

There is some discussion between the Jews and Jesus about the building of Herod’s temple in the Gospel of John.

The Jews then said to Him, “What sign do You show us as your authority for doing these things?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews then said, “It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” But He was speaking of the temple of His body. So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken. (John 2:18-22 NAU)

HT: Joseph I. Lauer.