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Rose Guide to the Temple


Dr. Randall Price, 2012

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The ONLY book on the Temple with clear plastic overlays and 150 color illustratons, diagrams, and charts!

In the late afternoon sunlight, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is one of the most breathtaking places in the world. This was the site of King Solomon's great Temple, a "house of prayer for all people" - the center of worship and celebration.

This full-color book provides a complete easy-to-understand overview of the history of the Temple in Jerusalem. People who enjoy studying God's Word will love the fact that Rose Guide to the Temple answers many questions about how the Temple looked during biblical times. Bible scholars and professors will enjoy the well-annotated text. The author is archaeologist and professor Dr. Randall Price, who has spent more than 30 years exploring the Holy Land and studying the Temple.

Rose Guide to the Temple has more than 100 images, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations, many of which have never published before. The book covers the important events and people in the history of the Temple from Abraham to modern day, including:

  • Pre-Temple Sanctuaries (The Garden of Eden and the Tabernacle)
  • The First Temple -Solomon's Temple, King David, King Solomon, directions for the "House of the Lord"
  • The Temple Complex-The Courtyard, Brazen Altar, Molten Sea, Bronze Basins
  • The Holy Place-Golden Lampstand, Table of the Bread of the Presence, Altar of Incense
  • Holy of Holies-The Veil, Ark of the Covenant, Cherubim
  • Eight purposes of the Temple
  • Priestly duties
  • Feasts of the Bible
  • Destruction of the Temple
  • Time line of the Temple (there are 5 detailed time lines in this book)
  • The Second Temple-Zerubbabel's Temple
  • The Second Temple Expanded-Herod's Temple
  • The gates, porches, and courts of the Temple
  • The Temple's importance at Jesus' time
  • Destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans
  • History of the Temple Mount during the Roman and Byzantine Periods
  • Islamic Period and Dome of the Rock
  • From the Crusades to the Modern Era
  • Political struggle for the Temple Mount
  • The Future Temple-Ezekiel's Temple
  • The Temple Scroll
  • The New Jerusalem

Rose Guide to the Temple



Section 1: God's Sanctuary Before the Temple

  • Overview of the Temple in God's Plan
  • The Temple Before Time
  • Pre-Temple Sanctuaries
    The Garden of Eden
    The Tabernacle: God's Sanctuary in Motion

  • What Does "Temple" Mean?
  • How Do We Know About the Temple?

Section 2: God's Permanent Sanctuary: The First Temple

  • Building the First Temple
    The Divine Source: Directions for the "House of the Lord"
    The Human Source: Construction Budget and Crew
    Solomon's Dedication of the Temple

  • Three Parts of the Temple Complex
    The Courtyard
    The Outer Design of the Temple
    The Brazen Altar
    The Molten Sea (Brazen Sea/Laver)
    Ten Bronze Basins
    The Holy Place
    The Golden Lampstand (Menorah)
    The Table(s) of the Bread of the Presence
    The Altar of Incense
    The Holy of Holies (Most Holy PLace)
    The Veil
    The Ark of the Covenant
  • The Temple in the Life of God's People
    Eight Purposes of the Temple
    Priestly Duties
    The Feasts of Israel

  • Destruction of the First Temple
    Temples in the Ancient Near East

Section 3: God's Permanent Sanctuary Rebuilt: The Second Temple

  • Zerubbabel's Temple
    Return from Exile
    The Site and Construction
    The Temple Mount
    Peace, Politics, and Pollution
    The Romans Conquer Jerusalem and Enter the Temple
    Time Line: Second Temple (539 BC - 63 BC)

  • Herod's Temple
    Herod's Plan for a Bigger, Better Temple
    Herod's Construction
    The New Temple Mount: Porches, Gates, and Courts
    The Temple
    Outer Design
    The Holy Place
    The Holy of Holies (Most Holy Place)
    The Temple's Importance in the Time of Jesus
    The Life and Ministry of Jesus
    Jesus' Last Week
    The Early Church
    Destruction of the Second Temple
    Time Line: Second Temple (62 BC - AD 70)

  • Archaeological Discoveries

Section 4: The Modern Temple Mount and Future Temple

  • The Temple Mount After the Temple
    Early Roman and Byzantine Period
    Islamic Period and the Dome of the Rock
    From the Crusades to the Modern Era
    Time Line: The Temple Mount (AD 71 - 1897)

    The Temple Mount Today

    Islamic Denial of the Temple's Existence
    The Temple Mount Gates
    Locating the Site of the Temple
    Time Line: The Modern Period (1898 - Present)

  • The Future Temple
    The Temple Ezekiel Saw
    The Temple Scroll
    The New Jerusalem



Dr. Randall Price, ThM, PhD is Distinguished Research Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Judaic Studies at Liberty University. He is also Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Veritas Theological Seminary and Founder and President of World of the Bible Ministries, Inc.


134 pages + clear plastic overlays, spiral-bound hardcover.
ISBN 9781596364684