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The only up-to-date illustrated account of one of the most intriguing and influential buildings in history.

The Temple of Solomon has been the focus of profound spiritual reverence for over three thousand years. From its Bronze Age antecedents in the portable shrines of nomadic tribes, through countless permutations in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the idea of the Temple of Solomon — a place of communion between God and man — has proven endlessly alluring.

The sacred building itself was destroyed more than once, on the last occasion by the Romans in AD 70, yet the great church of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, the headquarters of the Templars, and numerous medieval cathedrals were all conceived as symbolic re-creations of Solomon's original. Medieval magicians practiced magic to harness the demons who were believed to have constructed the Temple, and mystics of all faiths had visions of a celestial Temple, mirroring that on earth, where divine secrets would be revealed.

Solomon's Temple draws on holy texts and mystic writings, works of art and architecture, modern reconstructions, and photographs to reveal the myriad ways in which the Temple and the sacred ground on which it stood have inspired mankind through the ages. 200 illustrations, 130 in color.

About the Author

William Hamblin is Associate Professor of History at Brigham Young University. His most recent book is Warfare in the Ancient Near East.

David Seely is Professor of Religion at Brigham Young University. He is a member of the international team of editors that published the "Dead Sea Scrolls."

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walker.ogden, August 13, 2007 (view all comments by walker.ogden)
Truly eye opening regarding the significance of the "Temple," i.e. a place where God and man may gather and fellowship together. Reference Genesis: when God could fellowship in the Garden of Eden with his creations, Adam and Eve.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780500251331
Author:
William Hamblin and David Rolph Seely
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
Seely, William Hamblin and David Rolph
Author:
Seely, David
Author:
Hamblin, William
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
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