1. Religion & Spirituality

Judaism's Holy Temple in Jerusalem

The Temple was the holiest site and the spiritual center of the Jewish People in ancient times. The First Temple was built by King Solomon in 1000 B.C.E. and destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E. The Second Temple was built by Ezra, Nechemiah and Zerubavel in 516 B.C.E. and destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E.
The First Temple
The First Temple, built in the tenth century BCE by King Solomon, served as the religious and national center of the Israelites, until it was destroyed in 586 BCE by the Babylonians.
The Second Temple
The Second Temple was built by Ezra, Nechemiah and Zerubavel in 516 B.C.E. and destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E.
Ark of the Covenant
The Ark of the Covenant, also known as the Tabernacle (mishkan in Hebrew), was the chest which held the two stone tablets of law which Moses brought down from Mount Sinai.

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