Temple Mount

Temple Mount in Jerusalem

 

Western Wall of the temple mount (not the Western wall of the temple but rather the mount upon which the temple stood) – Jerusalem

 

Wall of the Temple mount – Jerusalem
Luke 21:1 (NIV) “As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury.”
Temple stones torn down by Roman soldiers when they destroyed Jerusalem and the temple in 70 AD.
Matthew 24:2 (NIV) “Do you see these things?” he asked.  “Truly I tell you, not one stone will be left on another, every one will be thrown down.”
Southern steps to temple from time of Christ (entrance bricked over)
Matthew 24: 1 (NIV): And Jesus went out and departed from the temple….

Temple Mount with the Mount of Olives in the background of the photo on the right hand side.

This is the temple mount.  The walls you see on the left side of this picture are NOT the temple walls but rather the retaining walls to support a flat place to construct the actual temple.  The temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD and the Muslim minaret and dome were eventually built.  The temple was located on top of this man made plateau.  

John 2:19 (NIV):  Jesus answered and said unto them, destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

 

 

SouthWestern corner of the Temple Mount with the remains of what is called Robinson’s Arch.   This a more distant, 360 degree view, of the earlier picture showing the temple stones thrown down by the Roman soldiers  in 70 AD. 

360 degree photo, move your mouse to look around.

 

Western Wall plaza.  360 degree photo, move your mouse to look around.

 

Roman street, market stalls, and the remains of the temple destroyed in 70 A.D. when the Roman soldiers crushed the Jewish rebellion:

This is a Roman street along with market stalls next to the temple mount. The large stones at the end of the street are from the temple when Roman soldiers destroyed the temple in 70 A.D. and pushed the stones off the of the mount into the street below.

For additional information on the Temple Mount, please look at these other web sites:

https://www.holylandsite.com/temple-mount-overview

https://www.bibleplaces.com/templemount/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Mount