Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Herodís Temple Mount Revealed in Al-Aqsa Mosque Restoration
Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | 5/17/13 | Noah Wiener

Posted on 05/30/2013 7:06:16 AM PDT by marshmallow

Wooden beams from the time of Herod’s Temple Mount in secondary use in the Al-Aqsa Mosque

What happened to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount when the Romans destroyed Herod’s Temple in 70 C.E.? There is no report of any building left on the Temple Mount by the time the Muslims erected the iconic Dome of the Rock and the gray-domed Al-Aqsa Mosque in the late seventh and early eighth centuries.

Did the wooden beams from Herod’s Temple Mount survive? In the May/June 2013 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Peretz Reuven studies beams removed from the Al-Aqsa Mosque to reveal the storied history of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

How did wooden beams from the era of Herod’s Temple Mount end up being used as tie beams and bond timbers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque?

(Excerpt) Read more at biblicalarchaeology.org ...


TOPICS: History; Islam; Judaism
KEYWORDS: herod; jerusalem; temple; templemount

1 posted on 05/30/2013 7:06:16 AM PDT by marshmallow
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: marshmallow

Damn thieves. From time immemorial.


2 posted on 05/30/2013 7:15:35 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marshmallow

They stole the beams. However, they will never steal the CORNERSTONE.


3 posted on 05/30/2013 7:18:51 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marshmallow

muslims seem to have a history of destroying wherever they go then placing a mosque over it to show their conquest. Haga Sofia, the Temple Mount, and now the WTC Victory mosque (which Bloomy & Gov Krispy Kreme seem to support) are other examples. I read somewhere that there is a mosque in Alexandria Egypt that was being repaired and they found what was believed to be the tomb of Alexander the Great.


4 posted on 05/30/2013 7:31:29 AM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marshmallow

That mosque is a tumor. Eventually it’ll be removed.


5 posted on 05/30/2013 7:31:44 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MestaMachine
Damn thieves. From time immemorial.

The ignorant savages have never been anything but a plague on the world, desecrating anything truly holy every chance they get. They live in squalor and savagery, always angry at the rest of the world for their own eternal short comings.
6 posted on 05/30/2013 7:40:24 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Muslims and early Christians are two sides of the same coin in how they regard religious sites.


7 posted on 05/30/2013 7:46:47 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: DonaldC
Early Christians? Maybe, however muslims are still doing this. Look at the 1000 year old Buddha carving in the mountains of Kashmir. A huge archeological loss. It wasn't early Christians destroying that.

It's always funny when muslim apologists need to reach back to the inquisition and further to make their comparisons.

8 posted on 05/30/2013 7:52:39 AM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

This was a common practice for the Catholic Church as recent as a few hundred years ago. The way they evangelized was to slowly take over religious sites of other faiths. Dig under any older Cathedral and you’re likely to find a more ancient religious site. Muslims are just more aggressive, that’s all.


9 posted on 05/30/2013 7:55:07 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: marshmallow
There is no report of any building left on the Temple Mount by the time the Muslims erected the iconic Dome of the Rock and the gray-domed Al-Aqsa Mosque in the late seventh and early eighth centuries.

Since the clearing and site prep were probably done by illiterate slaves under the supervision of free underlings, it is unlikely that any "record" would have been kept. Anything useful would have been saved, and what was useless discarded. But I'm sure none of it went into a ledger.

10 posted on 05/30/2013 7:55:52 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MestaMachine

Give them a break — they do not have the capacity to make their own beams.


11 posted on 05/30/2013 7:57:19 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: stars & stripes forever

AMEN!


12 posted on 05/30/2013 8:01:08 AM PDT by k4gypsyrose
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ScottinVA

You got that right. The third Temple will be rebuilt, it’s in the Book, and allah can suck it!


13 posted on 05/30/2013 8:03:59 AM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

They didn’t build a mosque over Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia was a cathedral that the Moslems made into a mosque and that was later made into a museum. The original building is still there in Istanbul. I have been there and seen it.


14 posted on 05/30/2013 8:34:08 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: DonaldC

My FRiend the story goes both ways.

Beneath the Basilica of San Clemente in Rome they found a 2nd century mithraeum—a temple to the god Mithras.

But the mithraeum itself was a converted 1st century Christian House Church, probably owned by Flavius Clemens, who was executed for “atheism” and Jewish customs.

I can’t prove it was given to the Mithraists specifically to paganize the formerly Christian site, but I wouldn’t put it past them either.


15 posted on 05/30/2013 8:41:21 AM PDT by Claud
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: kabumpo

I have been there also, you’re right they did convert the cathedral, it’s what they do. There is no freedom of religion in the muslim world.


16 posted on 05/30/2013 7:02:20 PM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson