Possible remains of second temple found in Jerusalem: TV

Temple Mnt
Remains of the Jewish second temple may have been found during work to lay pipes at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in east Jerusalem, Israeli television reported Thursday.
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“And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.”
Revelation 11:1

sraeli television broadcast footage of a mechanical digger at the site which Israeli archaeologists visited on Thursday.

Gaby Barkai, an archaeologist from Bar Ilan University, urged the Israeli government to stop the pipework after the discovery of what he said is “a massive seven metre-long wall.”

Television said the pipework carried out by the office of Muslim religious affairs, or Waqf, is about 1.5 metres deep and about 100 metres long.

The compound, which houses both Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, is located in east Jerusalem, which Israel occupied in 1967 and then annexed. It is the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina.

For Jews it as known as the Temple Mount, which they revere as the site of the King Herod’s second temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. It is the holiest site in Judaism.

All that remains today is the temple’s Western Wall, or Wailing wall.

  1. Leslie, 31 August, 2007

    How appropriate that the only wall left is the wailing wall.

  2. msatty, 31 August, 2007

    Now some “reputable” archaeologists are saying that it might not be the Temple…what else could it be???? Please, dear God, don’t let the political agendas of anti-Israeli parties keep this glorious discovery in the dirt! Hasten the timing of the restoration of the 3rd Temple! May it be soon!

  3. aneriz, 31 August, 2007

    My problem with this news is the reminder that Israel voluntarily GAVE the temple mount after the 1967 war. Where were the concerned archeologist then??

  4. Linda, 31 August, 2007

    msatty,
    I come in agreement with you about your last 3 sentences, in Jesus name.

  5. Tony, 05 November, 2007

    I believe it was all part of God’s providence. The temple is the most important thing to the Jews. It had to be given up so that the Jews would be deceived into believing that the antichrist is their messiah when he gains it back for them.

  6. Lance Gilman, 06 November, 2007

    That is quite a profound insight Tony.
    I’ve never thought of it like that…
    Thank you for sharing.

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