1. michael

    They discounted the theory. It was a very good episode. Very informative of what is happening with the third temple movement.

  2. Russ

    It seems that the problem derives from the hatred that each radical group has for the other. The temple mount could become a beacon of peace for the world if the three sides of the conflict could learn to accept each other and put their differences aside. I had a professor of Arabic at college that once told us that the Latter-day saints may be able to bring them to an agreement because we have a unique view of all three major religious groups. Imagine what it could be like if the temple mount were a center of religious tolerance in the middle east, however it would take a lot of maturity and patience on the part of those concerned. I know that there will need to be many changes before that happens, but miracles do happen in our day.

  3. I hate to break it to them, but this theory has been around for quite a while. I took a trip to Israel in 1993 and my tour guide expressed a very similar theory that put the Holy of Holies at the Dome of the Tablet. He expressed the same idea that the Temple could be rebuilt without disturbing the Dome of the Rock.
    I think its a pretty good theory, but I am starting to like theories such as Margaret Barker’s that the First Temple was located in a totally different place. So the question is: do you want to rebuild the First Temple or the Second Temple. I sent a message to the Temple Institute in Jerusalem (folks that are working to rebuild the temple), asking them that question, but they never answered. The Second Temple was supposed to be a rebuilding of the First Temple, but there is evidence that it was a very different building built in a different place, and with a different priesthood and ordinances. Then there is Ezekiel’s vision of the future temple in Jerusalem–should the Jews try to build their temple following this pattern? Many good questions that are difficult to answer.

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