The Priceless Treasures on the Temple Mount

by Ted Belman
December 2, 2014

Jerusalem is sacred to Jews and has been for over 3000 years. According to the Tanach, (Hebrew Bible) King Solomon built the First Temple (aka Solomon's Temple) there around 960 BCE according to the specifications in the Torah. He intended it as a permanent resting place for the Ark of the Covenant which contained the Ten Commandments.

Upon completion, he invited Jews and non-Jews to pray and sacrifice there and urged God to pay particular heed to their prayers by saying: "Thus all the peoples of the earth will know Your name and revere You, as does Your people Israel; and they will recognize that Your name is attached to this House that I have built" (I Kings 8:43).


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