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After further study...here are some history tips. King Solomon built a magnificent Temple for the Lord to dwell in. (2 Chronicles 3). That temple was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon . Seventy years of captivity followed...later Zerubbabel was responsible for rebuilding it along with Nehemiah according to the decrees of Artaxerxes, Cirus and Darius , kings of Persia. (Read Ezra and Nehemiah if you are a history buff).:) This temple wasn’t as beautiful as the first one. Sixteen years before the birth of Christ Herod expanded the temple, adding an additional sector in the southern end. (This second temple is the one that existed in the time of Christ known as Herod’s Temple).

The wailing or western wall that you usually watch on TV where the Jews are praying wasn’t part of the Temple, but what we don’t normally see is the part where the women are standing on a chair to see what the males are doing on the other side of the fence. lol.

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