Solomon's Temple: Myth, Conflict, and Faith

Solomon's Temple: Myth, Conflict, and Faith

Author(s): Alan Balfour

Published Online: 31 AUG 2012 05:33AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470674956

Online ISBN: 9781118275139

DOI: 10.1002/9781118275139

About this Book

A highly original architectural history of Solomon's Temple and Islam's Dome of the Rock that doubles as a social and cultural history of the region

  • The most extensive study of the interrelated history of two monuments, Solomon's Temple and The Dome of the Rock, drawing on an exhaustive review of all the visual and textual evidence
  • Relayed as a gripping narrative, allowing readers to re-enter and experience the emotions and the visceral reality of the major events in its history
  • Integrates illustration with the text to offer a highly detailed and accurate portrait of the major structures and figures involved in the history of the temple
  • Opens up a fascinating line of questioning into the conventional interpretation of events, particularly Christ's actions in the Temple
  • Reproduces rarely seen detailed drawings of the subterranean passages beneath Temple Mount as part of the British survey in the 19th century

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