By Barry Harris
Congress and the American people should know that trusted Israel violates the true history of Israel, as there is a great amount of historical proof that the former location of Solomons Temple that was destroyed in 70 AD was not located on the Temple Mount area.
The best research documentary book on the true history of Jerusalem’s second temple is the book titled “The Temples that Jerusalem Forgot” by Ernest L Martin.
Chapter 24 documents and gives historical proof about the true location of this Temple.
And Chapter 24 documents and gives proof that the Jews completely tore down and rebuilt the second temple long before the Romans came to Israel in order to purify the second temple, after the second temple was desecrated by an invading army.
Also chapter 24 documents and gives proof that today’s Temple Mount area is much different today, than it was when the second temple was built, as Mt Zion’s height was lowered in order to help secure the area, and the lose earth from the top of Mt Zion, was used to fill in and to level today’s Temple Mount area, after the Temple was first built.
This research proves that the today’s Israeli Temple Mount area is not the location of the original Jerusalem Temple.
The chapter 24 claims about the location of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem is documented with much proof from other sources such as the book of Maccabees ( which is a part of the Catholic bible ), the historian Josephus, and other historical documents.
I don’t think that any other source has put it all together so well as this book, and especially the Jews of whom many today would love to go to war regarding their false belief about the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount as the location of their former Temple.
Many use this book and chapter 24 as their source of information, such as Ken Klein of kenkleinproductions.net ( ref video “Jerusalem and the lost Temple of the Jews” ).
There are many YouTube videos on this subject on the true location of the Temple of Solomon that base many of their claims on the research of this book.
Possibly one problem with this book is that it is very old, and the language may be out of date.
According to this chapter 24 the Temple Mount area is much different today than how it was when the first Temple was built. The Temple Mount area was leveled out as it is today, hundreds of years after the first Temple was built. Mt Zion was lowered in height elevation in order to make the area secure, and the removed earth was used to fill in the Temple Mount area as it is today.
Also the second Temple, which is located at the same location as the first Temple, was intentionally and totally dismantled and rebuilt by the Jews to purify it after an invading army had captured the Temple and had desecrated it many years before the Romans had ever first arrived in Israel.
There is a big problem about the Temple needing to be close to a good source of water for washing, and the Temple Mount area has no good water source. But there is a good source of water a short distance away from the Temple Mount in the City of David, where many today claim ( except for Israeli’s ) it is the actual location of the former Temple including Ken Klein.
The Jewish claim that the wailing wall and the Dome of the Rock is a part of the former Jewish Temple, is a convenient Jewish falsely based attack on both Christianity and Islam. It supposedly proves that Jesus was in error in stating that no stone will remain of the Temple, as the Jews supposedly worship today at the stones of the Temple, thus supposedly proving that Jesus is not true.