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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 7469 temple, Herod’s
7469 temple, Herod’s

7469 temple, Herod’s

Herod’s temple, familiar to Jesus Christ and his disciples and frequented by the first Christians, was destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70.

The building of Herod the Great’s temple

Jn 2:20

Jesus Christ visited the temple and taught in its courts

He was taken there as a baby Lk 2:22,34,36-38

He stayed in the temple courts after his parents had returned home from the Passover Feast Lk 2:41-43,46

He cast out of the temple court those who used it for material profit Mt 21:12-13 pp Mk 11:15-17 pp Lk 19:45-46; Jn 2:14-16

He taught in the temple Mk 12:35,41-43 pp Lk 21:1-4; Jn 7:14 The temple guards ignored instructions to arrest him because they were impressed by his teaching: Jn 7:32,45-46
Jn 8:2-3; Jn 10:22-24

The religious leaders challenged his authority Mt 21:23 pp Mk 11:27-28 pp Lk 20:1-2

He foretold the complete destruction of the temple buildings Mt 24:1-2 pp Mk 13:1-2 pp Lk 21:5-6

The crucifixion and the temple

One of the charges against Jesus Christ was that he had said he would destroy the temple Mt 26:60-61

The curtain of the temple was torn in two at Jesus Christ’s death Mt 27:51 The curtain symbolised the barrier between God and his people caused by their sins.

Believers in Jerusalem met in the temple courtyards

See also Ac 2:46; Ac 5:12 Solomon’s Colonnade was on the east side of the temple courtyard.

Apostles taught and healed in the temple courtyards

Ac 3:1-26; Ac 5:19-26

Stephen was stoned for allegedly speaking against the temple

Ac 6:12-14
Ac 7:48-49

Paul was accused of taking Gentiles into temple courtyards forbidden to them

See also Ac 21:27-28

See also

2012Christ, authority
2363Christ, preaching & teaching
2366Christ, prophecies concerning
2520Christ, childhood
2530Christ, death of
2585Christ, trial

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