Temple Built By Herod The Great

Herod started to build this temple in 20BC by tearing down the Temple in the city of David that Zerubbabel had built in 516BC. The new Temple took 46 years to rebuild. It was finished about AD25 see John 2:20.

So it was basically a new building at the start of Jesus’ ministry and was in the process of being built when he was presented as a baby and as a twelve-year-old when he went for a visit and listen and talk with the elders and teachers who taught at the Temple in Jerusalem.

Herod The Great had a fetish for building things he completed many projects including a Port from which Paul and Barabbas set sail on his first missionary trip. The temple in Jerusalem was the focus of all Jewish worship and customs as ordained by God.

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So it was basically a new building at the start of Jesus’ ministry and was in the process of being built when he was presented as a baby and as a twelve-year-old when he went for a visit.
Herod the Great tore down the Temple in the city of David that Zerubbabel had built and put up a grander one. He started in 20BC finished AD25.


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