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Noun: Temple in Jerusalem
  1. Any of three successive temples in Jerusalem that served as the primary centre for Jewish worship; the first temple contained the Ark of the Covenant and was built by Solomon in the 10th century BC and destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC; the second was built in 515 BC and the third was an enlargement by Herod the Great in 20 BC that was destroyed by the Romans during a Jewish revolt in AD 70; all that remains is the Wailing Wall
    - Temple of Jerusalem, Temple of Solomon

Type of: shul, synagogue, tabernacle, temple

Part of: Jerusalem

Encyclopedia: Temple in Jerusalem