Skip to comments.Herodís Temple Mount Revealed in Al-Aqsa Mosque Restoration
Posted on 05/30/2013 7:06:16 AM PDT by marshmallow
Wooden beams from the time of Herods Temple Mount in secondary use in the Al-Aqsa Mosque
What happened to Jerusalems Temple Mount when the Romans destroyed Herods 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 Herods 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 Jerusalems Temple Mount.
How did wooden beams from the era of Herods Temple Mount end up being used as tie beams and bond timbers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque?
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Damn thieves. From time immemorial.
They stole the beams. However, they will never steal the CORNERSTONE.
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.
That mosque is a tumor. Eventually it’ll be removed.
Muslims and early Christians are two sides of the same coin in how they regard religious sites.
It's always funny when muslim apologists need to reach back to the inquisition and further to make their comparisons.
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.
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.
Give them a break — they do not have the capacity to make their own beams.
You got that right. The third Temple will be rebuilt, it’s in the Book, and allah can suck it!
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.
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.
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.