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What is the Jerusalem Temple?
        David furnished the design, plan, and location of the Temple; in all which he was divinely instructed. 1 Chr 21-22; 1 Chr 28:11-19. He was not permitted, however, to see a single step taken in its erection. 1 Kgs 5:3. The superintendence of the building was committed to Solomon, the son on and successor of David, who commenced the work in the fourth year of his reign. There were 183,600 Jews and strangers employed on it - of Jews 30,000, by rotation 10,000 a month; of Canaanites, 153,600, of whom 70,000 were bearers of burdens, 80,000 hewers of wood and stone, and 3600 overseers. The parts were all prepared at a distance from the site of the building, and when they were brought together the whole immense structure was erected without the sound of hammer, axe, or any tool of iron, 1 Kgs 6:7, and at the end of seven and a half years it stood complete in all its splendor, the glory of Jerusalem, and the most magnificent edifice in the world, b.c. 1005.

        Also See:
        The First Temple - The Temple of Solomon
        The Second Temple - The Temple of Zerubbabel
        The Second Temple Renovated - The Temple of Herod


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Schaff, Philip, Dr. "Biblical Definition for 'jerusalem temple' in Schaffs Bible Dictionary". - Schaff's

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