Third Temple in Jerusalem, Are There Plans to Rebuild?
Third Temple Plans for Rebuilding in Jerusalem.
They could start building tomorrow. There are 12 groups that are in preparation. They've chosen the location, a computer registry of 300,000 of the sons of Aaron (the Levites), many robes are prepared, over 150 sacred vessels have already been restored, including some of the most difficult and complicated projects, such as the Menorah and the precious stones of the High Priest's breastplate. The architects are selected to rebuild with plans according to the bible. All but the ark of the covenant, which they believe is there. Also needed will be a pure red heifer.
Discoveries about the temple, sacrifice, offerings, covenants, rebuilding of a new temple and more. See vessels that are ready and where the temple could be rebuilt.
Golden Crown is Ready
Video 1: Golden Crown
Video 2: Rabbi Moshe Dovid Tendler on Temple Mount, some history of jews and mount.
Video 3: Golden Menorah
High Priest Garment and Stones
"Over sixty sacred Temple vessels have already been restored, including some of the most difficult and complicated projects, such as the Menorah and the precious stones of the High Priest's breastplate. The stones of the breastplate - recently created - were investigated with the help of professional gemologists, geologists and other experts. The wide range of material necessitated the examination of over 30 differing viewpoints for establishing the criteria for identifying the stones."
The Me'il Techelet is complete. (Blue robe of the High Priest)
The Breastplate with 12 Stones is complete. Also the 2 Remembrance Stones that go on the shoulders.
Vessels and Vestments for the Temple:
The Temple Institute and help from many artists and craftsmen, the following vessels have been made, (except the Ark of the Covenant). These are made for the future Third Temple... Click here for the Vessel Gallery:
Copper Laver - the priests wash their hands and feet before proceeding to attend to the daily tamid offering.
Mizrak - The priest collects the blood from the sacrifice into the Mizrak, and then spills the blood onto the corner of the altar.
Large Mizrak - for larger animals
Three Pronged Fork - the fork is used to turn over the offerings on the altar fire
Measuring Cup - Measuring cups are used for measuring flour, wine and oil, of which specific amounts are prescribed to be used as ingredients in various offerings.
Copper Vessel - used for preparing the meal offering. Meal offerings are made using various amounts of flour, oil and spices.
Silver Shovel - used for the removal of ashes left on the altar, the first task performed by the priests each morning at the break of dawn.
Silver Vessel - used for the wine libation. Wine is poured on the altar twice daily
Lottery box - On Yom Kippur, the High Priest reaches into the lottery box and chooses lots. Thus is determined which goat will be used as an offering to G-d, and which will be sent off to Azazel, as an atonement for the sins of the people.
Silver Cup - The silver cup, with the golden flask, is used in the Festival of the Water Libation, which takes place during the Holiday of Succot. At dawn, the priests and levites, accompanied by the throngs of participants, wend their way down to the Spring of Shiloach. Water is drawn from the spring, and carried up the the Temple in the golden flask, where it is poured into the silver cup, as it rests atop the altar.
Silver Libation Vessels - ceremony surrounding the commandment to pour water on the altar - the water libation
Sickle - On the 16th day of Nissan, in a public gathering on the outskirts of Jerusalem, the first of the barley crop is harvested using sickles. This barley is then brought to the Holy Temple to be used in the Omer offering.
Omer Offering Implements - Once the barley is brought to the Temple Courtyard, priests beat, roast, grind, and sift the grain. A handful of the resulting flour is burned on the altar. The remainder is eaten by the priests.
Abuv - a three-tiered stand. The top level holds a perforated copper pan, and below it is a receptacle for hot coals. It is used for roasting the newly harvested barley of the Omer offering, performed on Passover.
Menorah Cleaning Vessels - used for cleaning of the seven oil cups of the Menorah
Oil pitcher - used to replenish the oil for the menorah.
Small golden flask - used to pour olive oil into the menorah
Frankincense Censer - carry the two portions of frankincense inside, they are placed on the table of the showbread.
Incense chalice - holds "half a portion" of the incense offering ingredients
Incense Shovel - used to remove burning coals from the outer altar then carries the coals on this shovel into the sanctuary, where the coals are used on the golden incense altar.
Menorah - a single piece of solid gold, stands in the southern side of the Sanctuary. Each morning a priest prepares and rekindles the wicks.
Table of the showbread - made of wood, overlaid with gold. Upon it are placed the twelve loaves of showbread. Each Sabbath, the loaves are simultaneously removed and replaced by fresh loaves.
Incense altar - made of wood covered with gold
Ark of the Covenant - Once a year, on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the high priest enters the Holy of Holies, asking G-d to forgive the transgressions of the entire house of Israel. Made of wood covered with gold, it contained within it, during the period of the First Temple, the Two Tablets of the Law brought down from Mount Sinai by Moses, as well as a vessel containing mannah, and the staff of Aharon.
Crown - bears the inscription: "Holy to G-d," and is worn by the high priest at all times, while he is officiating in the Temple.
Garment of the High Priest - With G-d's help this task has been completed and the results have been made public.
Silver Trumpets - used during the Divine service, as well as for announcing the arrival of the Shabbat, the New Moon, the three Festivals, and for other various occasions.
Gold-plated shofar, (ram's horn) - is blown in the Holy Temple on Rosh Hashana.
Silver-plated shofar, (ram's horn), - is blown in the Holy Temple on fast days.
Harp (or nevel) - is a prominent instrument used by the Levites in their orchestral accompaniment to the Divine service.
Lyre (or kinnor) - book of Psalms, as being a feature of the Levitical orchestra which performs in the Inner Courtyard of the Holy Temple.
Where could the temple be built?
As a religious center Jerusalem remains sacred to (and fought over by) all three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Religious pilgrims from all nations continue to flock to the Holy City in droves numbering millions per year.
According to American evangelist author Hal Lindsey, the Third Temple could be built right next to the Dome of the Rock. He believes, based on the theory of Dr. Asher Kaufman regarding the location of the Eastern Gate, that the Dome of the Rock was built on what the Bible refers to as the Court of the Gentiles. He states that according to Revelation 11:1-2, the rebuilding of the Third Temple was to not include the section of the temple mount known as The Court of the Gentiles. Therefore, he believes that the Third Temple and the Dome of the Rock could stand side by side.
Other theories of where the temple was once located:
- Located a little to the north of the Dome/Rock (Professor Asher Kaufman).
- Located a little to the east of the Dome/Rock (Professor Joseph Patrich / Hebrew University.
Hear some lectures on where to build: Lectures on Temple Mount
Plans to rebuild Temple and sacrifice animals for purification.
When the Jewish Temple stood in the Old City of Jerusalem more than 2,000 year ago, animal sacrifice was a centerpiece of the religion. After the destruction of the Temples, sacrifices were banned.
The 71 members of the "Re-established Sanhedrin" say they want to begin sacrificing animals again, despite the absence of the Temple, the ritual altar and all the required implements listed in the Bible.
"(2008) This year, for the first time in nearly two thousand years, the Temple Institute led a day long symposium in Jerusalem, overlooking the Temple Mount, in which, ... a one year old, flawless lamb was ritually prepared, slaughtered and tended to according to halachah (Jewish law), and the specific instructions concerning how such an offering would be made at the Holy Temple. Although this event was only for instructional purposes as the nation of Israel readies itself for the renewal of the Passover offering, and was not an actual offering, (and although the meat was distributed to needy families), the controversy that it raised in Israel clearly reminded us that liberation from the narrow straits of the politically correct, post modern society in which we live, is no less urgent to us today than it was those many years ago, when an entire nation made known its trust in G-d."
Jesus also foretold the coming of the Third Temple:
"And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand)... Matthew 24:14,15
The abomination of desolation is referred to three times in the book of Daniel, (Daniel 9:27,11;31, 12:11). Each mention refers to the Temple being defiled.
Jewish priest descendants genetic testing.
Jewish descendants have a genetic makeup unlike any other jew. Recently, a more scientific test to verify those of priestly lineage has appeared. A computerized list of all known priestly candidates in Israel is maintained. Orthodox organizations in Israel are helping to educate this priesthood.
God anointed Aaron and his sons so that the priests could only come from Aaron's lineage. According to Jewish tradition, Aaron's family name was HaCohen and the high priest was named the Cohen Gadol5. And God said, "Appoint Aaron and his sons to serve as priest; anyone else who approaches the sanctuary must be put to death." (Numbers 3:10, KJV)
According to Jewish tradition, only males from the direct line of Aaron could serve as priests in the holy temple of God. Biblical teaching confirms this custom was followed from the first tabernacle, the temple of Solomon, through the Jewish exile in Babylon, and continued to the destruction of the Herod's temple by Titus in 70 AD. These priests, called Cohanim (sometimes spelled Kohanim), were all patriarchal descendents of Aaron and given the charge by God to exercise the holy rituals of temple worship and to keep their bloodline pure.
Several Orthodox Jewish teachings also say that a new temple will be built at some future date. Following tradition, the temple would also require a high priest serving from the genealogy of Aaron. While the title of Cohanim continues to exist today, the idea of Aaron's lineage persisting after 3000 years has invited widespread skepticism because the concept could not be scientifically proven.
Recent DNA analysis has confirmed a specific genetic marker which is only present in the Cohanim. This discovery attaches scientific credibility to the idea that all Cohanim are the patriarchal descendents of Moses' brother Aaron. Certain tribes from Africa who claim to have Jewish roots were also confirmed to have the Cohen genetic signature.
Training schools for rabbi's.
The Temple Foundation has been soliciting donations to build the Temple since the 1970s. Later, at least two yeshivas (training schools for rabbi's) began indexing people who are descended from the priests and levites to train to conduct Temple services and rituals. Yeshiva Torat Haim and Yeshiva Aterit Cohanim both train students in Temple practices and have since the mid 1980s in Jerusalem. The Temple Institute has sponsored the creation of musical instruments, and the implements to be used in the Temple. Behind the scenes, these and many other organizations have laid the groundwork for a 3rd Temple to be constructed in very short order and be fully operational. Once construction of the 3rd Temple begins, all these opposition views will quickly melt away as Jews around the world realize that this is their opportunity to participate in an historic event, the rebuilding of the Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Building the Stone Altar
"On the 9th of Av, 5769, (2009), the Temple Institute began the construction of the stone altar. When completed, this altar will be ready to be transported to the Temple Mount, where the Divine service will be renewed." (note from side)
Crimson Worm Re-discovered. 2008 - Crimson (Red) Needed for Garments Found.
Crimson (Red) Needed for Garments Found. The Temple Institute have held what may be the first ever harvest for the tola'at shani, or crimson worm, for around two thousand years. The priestly garments are being woven using flax imported from India, and are being dyed according to the Old Testament times. The garments are to be spun using three different colors of thread, purple, crimson and blue. The crimson dye is obtained from a certain type of insect, a crimson worm, that has recently been rediscovered in Israel. On July 16, 2008, Rabbi Chaim Richman of the Temple Institute lead a group into Samaria to harvest the crimson worm.
A MUST read about the crimson/scarlet worm's life cycle and what the mother worm does.
See a slideshow of the Red Crimson Worm needed to make the sixteen meter long belt for the priest garment.
The sign to Rebuild the Temple.
Hope and redemption for all those who place their faith in Him
Many christians are looking for the signs of the return of the Messiah.
Some Foretold Events:
- A Warning about the Rise of False Christs - "Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ, and will deceive many." (Matthew 24:4-5)
~ Found on Grant Jeffrey's website, with much greater detail.
- Wars and Rumors of Wars - "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom." (Matthew 24:6-Â7) ~ Found on Grant Jeffrey's website.
- Famines and Earthquakes - "There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains." (Matthew 24:7-8)
- Gospel to the Nations - "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." (Matthew 24:14)
- False Christs - "For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect" (Matthew 24:24)
- Sun Dark / Stars Fall - "Immediately after the distress of those days / the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken." (Matthew 24:28-29)
- Sign appear - "At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn." (Matthew 24:30)
- Redemption Near - "When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." (Luke 21:28)
"The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the latter days, that the mountain of Jehovah's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many peoples shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of Jehovah from Jerusalem." Isaiah 2:1-3
Temple Photo GalleryClick thumbnail to view full-size
Ashes of a Pure Red Heifer
"...we are impure, and will remain impure until we are able to have a Red Heifer whose ashes can be used in the Torah-prescribed purification ceremony." -Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, Director of the Temple Institute
Numbers 19 requires a clean man who has never been unclean himself. To prepare for this they have raised young people sequestered from any possible contact that would make them ritually impure. This includes keeping them on rock floored dwellings to make sure no one is buried below.
- 1996-97 Melody, a red heifer born at the kibbutz Kfar Hassidim near Haifa, was disqualified (because of white hairs on the tail).
- 2001-02: April 5th, 2001 was born a red heifer. The Jews found it kosher, but was later disqualified.
A non-profit group was wanting to send red cattle to Israel (from America) for the reason of getting an unblemished red heifer. But efforts have been on hold.
It has now been revealed that Israeli scientists have apparently 'cracked' the genetic code for producing a pure Red Heifer. Whether it's been born or not is not revealed.
CBN Temple Mount on Rebuilding with Interviews - Special Video
Rare First Temple period seal found in Jerusalem
Number of Historical Seals Found in Israel
Photos Courtesy of: 1. Clara Amit 2. Mariana Saltzberger 3. Vladimir Naykhin 4. Clara Amit
- Rare 1st Temple Private Seal - by Clara Amit - discovered in archaeological excavations 100 meters from the Western Wall, west of the Temple Mount. "...reads LHGB (meaning: for Hagab). The name Hagab is mentioned in the Bible in Ezra 2:46, as well as in the Lachish Letters, which also date to the time of the First Temple" ~ excavation director, Shlomit Wexler-Bdolah of the IAA. Previously at the same location was found several seals of public positions and royal impressions. This location and its people had important status in Jerusalem.
- Royal Seal - by Mariana Saltzberger - at Umm Tuba, in the southern hills of Jerusalem, salvage excavation conducted by Zubair Adawi. Dated to the reign of Hezekiah, King of Judah. (II Kings, II Chronicles 28, and Isaiah) (notes on Hezekiah)
- First Temple Period Bone Seal - by Vladimir Naykhin - (http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExperience/History/Pages/First-Temple-period-bone-seal-found-19-May-2009.aspx) - in the walls around Jerusalem National Park, in the City of David. Reads: the name Shaul. From the 1st Temple period. under the direction of Professor Ronny Reich and Eli Shukron.
- Hebrew Seal - by Clara Amit - (http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExperience/History/Pages/Hebrew_seal_Matanyahu_uncovered_Jerusalem_1-May-2012.aspx) - found in the 2,000 year-old drainage channel between the City of David and the Jerusalem Archaeological Garden, adjacent to the Western Wall of the Temple Mount. The engraved name of its owner: "Lematanyahu Ben Ho..." (meaning: "Belonging to Matanyahu Ben Ho..."). The name "Matanyahu" means giving to God. From the 1st temple period
6 Videos of the late Ron Wyatt - Testimony of discovering the ark of the covenant.
Some of Ron Wyatt's teachings/discoveries are unheard of. Since 586 BC it's been hidden from mens eyes. Did the blood of Jesus spill onto the Ark's Mercy Seat? The Mercy Seat was the top of the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark was hidden in a series of caves below the crucifixion cross. The ark was in the earth during (below) the crucifixion. Completing the bridge between the old and new covenant. An awesome revelation to think about. -- Ron Wyatt's Official Website: RonWyatt.com
Ron Wyatt Pt1 (There are 7 parts. Find in youtube by BeckaAire)
Ron Wyatt's Sons Revisit Travels - These are related to the ARK OF THE COVENANT hidden in a cave
Temple Discoveries in the News
- Jerusalem Ruins Excavation Uncovers Rare Hoard of Golden Coins
December 22, 2008 (Bloomberg) - "This is one of the largest and most impressive coin hoards ever discovered in Jerusalem, certainly the largest and most important of its period," Doron Ben-Ami, the archaeologist in charge of the Israel Antiquities Au
- Rare first century half-shekel coin found in Temple Mount dirt
December 22, 2008 - A rare half-shekel coin, first minted in 66 or 67 C.E., was discovered by 14-year-old Omri Ya'ari as he sifted through dirt removed from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, along with other volunteers. (264 gold coins)
- Second Temple Coins Found - CBNnews
December 19, 2008 - JERUSALEM, Israel - A teenage volunteer sifting through rubble discarded by the Waqf (Islamic religious trust) from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City found a silver half-shekel dating to Second Temple times. With the Festiv
- 1st Temple remains uncovered in dig near Temple Mount
March 16, 2008 - The remains of a building from the First Temple period have been uncovered in an archeological excavation just west of Jerusalem's Temple Mount, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Sunday.
- Temple Mount discovery leads to dispute in Jerusalem
Sunday, November 18, 2007 - Israeli archaeologists say that ancient remains from the era of Solomon's Temple were discovered last month for the first time on the holiest site for Judaism, reigniting a historical and political debate over an area that
- Quarry for Temple Mount's Giant Rocks - Found
September 23, 2007 - The Antiquities Authority announced today that it has found the quarry that supplied the giant stones for the building of the Temple Mount. The quarry is located in what is now one of Jerusalem's newest neighborhoods, Ramat Shlom
- Second Temple Pilgrimage Route Uncovered
Article at israelnationalnews.com
Gallery - (Notice angels aren't sitting on the mercy seat)Click thumbnail to view full-size
Temple Mount Related Links
- DNA tests on Cohens and Levites - True descendents of Aaron
More than 2,000 years after they first claimed to have set foot in India, the mystery of the world's most obscure Jewish community - the Marathi-speaking Bene Israel - may finally have been solved with genetic carbon-dating revealing they carry the u
- The Taberancle Place
The Tabernacle Place also features the popular tabernacle of Moses model (1:90 scale). They have models, books, videos about the Temple.
- The Temple Mount website
Huge amount of information of the history of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.
- The Temple Institute in Jerusalem, Israel
The Temple Institute is dedicated to every aspect of the concept of the Holy Temple of Jerusalem, and the central role it fulfilled, and will once again fulfill, in the spiritual wellbeing of both Israel and all the nations of the world. The Temple I
- The Temple Mount Faithful
The goal of the Temple Mount Faithful is the building of the Third Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in our lifetime in accordance with the Word of G-d and all the Hebrew prophets and the liberation of the Temple Mount from Arab (Islamic) occup
- The Re-established Jewish Sanhedrin
The Sanhedrin is the name given in the mishna to the council of seventy-one Jewish sages who constituted the supreme court and legislative body in Judea during the Roman period. It continued to function for more than four hundred years after the dest
- Rabbis recite priestly blessing atop Temple Mount
October 22, 2007 - "...last week publicly recited..." "...marked probably the first time since the Roman destruction of the Second Temple that descendants of Israel's priestly caste had recited the Priestly Blessing on the holy hill."
- Beautiful Temple Models
Temple models you can purchase and a book of beautiful images of the temple.
3rd Temple Ministration in Jerusalem
Video 1: If they built the house of the Lord today, they are ready to begin ministering in the temple. There hasn't been a Sanhedrin since 425 A.D., but in October 13, 2004 the Sanhedrin began to hold monthly meetings. 2005 meeting topic was where will the temple stand, possible locations. There will be some sharing arrangement on the temple mount, but it is at the moment not settled or accepted, but it is involved in the "Road map for Peace" plan that began during Bush/Rice administration.
Video 2: "One of the prime activities of the Temple Institute is the training of young rabbis in the offering of sacrifices and the performing of temple services. According to one of the Temple Institute's officials, the architectural drawings for the building of the Third Temple have been completed and in waiting for some time." (notes from the side)
Video 3: Scroll Find
Spotlight: Guide to the Tabernacle - at Amazon
The reason I love this book is you can see the many many layers and construction of the temple. Very educational book! If you have begun reading the bible and your around Leviticus, you'll like this for further study.
- Friends of Israel
"Now it has been revealed that the Temple Institute has already spent approximately 27 million dollars on preparations for the rebuilding of the Temple, and that the Temple Institute intends for this future Temple to be a house of prayer for all "monotheistic religions". (Source: here.)
"I believe that every Jew has the full right to live anywhere in the Land of Israel." -Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau(Source: here.)
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