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Temple Mount

Considered sacred ground even before Biblical times and bitterly contested in our own day, the Temple Mount is one of the most fascinating and important places on earth. We’ve selected several articles that highlight the Temple Mount’s role in the three great Western religions and focus on a key archaeological issue: Just where was the ancient Jewish Temple located?

The articles below were hand-selected by the Biblical Archaeology Review editors especially for members of the BAS Library.


New Evidence of the Royal Stoa and Roman Flames

BAR 36:02, March/April 2010
By Orit Peleg-Barkat and Aryeh Shimron

A New Reconstruction of Paul’s Prison

BAR 35:01, January/February 2009
By Ehud Netzer

Hadrian’s Legion

BAR 32:06, November/December 2006
By Eilat Mazar

Islam on the Temple Mount

BAR 32:04, Jul/Aug 2006
By Moshe Sharon

More Temple Mount Antiquities Destroyed

BAR 26:05, Sep/Oct 2000
By Suzanne F. Singer

Sacred Geometry: Unlocking the Secret of the Temple Mount, Part 2

BAR 25:05, Sep/Oct 1999
By David Jacobson

Sacred Geometry: Unlocking the Secret of the Temple Mount, Part 1

BAR 25:04, Jul/Aug 1999
By David Jacobson

Jerusalem Down Under: Tunneling Along Herod’s Temple Mount Wall

BAR 21:06, Nov/Dec 1995
By Dan Bahat

Locating the Original Temple Mount

BAR 18:02, Mar/Apr 1992
By Leen Ritmeyer

Where’s the Square?

BAR 18:02, Mar/Apr 1992

How the Temple Mount Developed

BAR 18:02, Mar/Apr 1992

Reconstructing Herod’s Temple Mount in Jerusalem

BAR 15:06, Nov/Dec 1989
By Kathleen Ritmeyer and Leen Ritmeyer

A Pilgrim’s Journey

BAR 15:06, Nov/Dec 1989
By Kathleen Ritmeyer

Quarrying and Transporting Stones for Herod’s Temple Mount

BAR 15:06, Nov/Dec 1989
By Leen Ritmeyer

Reconstructing the Triple Gate

BAR 15:06, Nov/Dec 1989
By Kathleen Ritmeyer and Leen Ritmeyer