King Solomon Temple
King David, Solomon’s father, gave him the responsibility of building the temple. And, the temple was built according to God’s word given to his father. Remember? It was his father who played the David Harp for King Saul. The building of the Temple began in the fourth year of his reign. To point out, It took seven years to complete the Temple.
Ark of the Covenant Contents
The Ark of the Covenant rested in the innermost part of the King Solomon’s Temple. The Ark contained the Ten Commandments which were given to Moses at Mt. Sinai, along with Aaron’s’ rod and a pot of manna. It was called the “Holy of Holies.” And, the High Priest enetered in once a year on Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is known as the “day of atonement.” As a matter of fact, it is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people.
Solomon’s Temple was a sight to behold. The gold used in the temple of Solomon would have amounted to be $194,404,500,000. Of course that is according to today’s prices of gold. And the silver would be $22,199,076,000. Wow! That makes for a grand total of $216,603,576,000. It is argued about how long the temple actually stood before it was burned and destroyed. It was anywhere from 410 to 470 years old. So when was Solomon’s temple built? It is recorded to be in the year 832 BCE.
King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and his army plundered and pilfered the King Solomon Temple. Ten years later they overtook the city of Jerusalem and burned the temple and most of the city. There have been no archeological digs of Solomon’s temple today because of religious and political reasons. However, some artifacts have been discovered.
The Holy Land
you can feel the presence of our Lord
Keep the temple of Solomon in mind during Christian travel tour to the Holy Land in Israel. You never know, you might just happen upon an artifact! Furthermore, when you get off the plane in the Holy Land, you can feel the presence of our Lord. I can’t wait to visit there myself. I want to walk where our anointed Jesus Christ walked the streets of Jerusalem. And, the surrounding villages and towns.
The King Solomon movie will give a good understanding of how he built the temple and reigned as King. You can watch this and other Christian movies and more right here at KNCB.org. We provide Christian entertainment for the whole family.
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