concerning the location of a southern Jewish temple staircase

I predict straight stairs could be found within the southern end of the Muslim Platform on the temple mount in Jerusalem. This would have been a temple feature of the southern Cheil. If ever archeological evidence for straight stairs were found buried at this southern end of the platform, this would help to confirm my location of the temple. The southern edge of the Muslim platform would have been the southern edge of the Cheil and the line of the Soreg. This edge of the platform was a temple feature pro served to this day.

The link to my paper on the temple’s location and various diagrams can be found at this link.

Jewish Temple paper.

Concerning Jerusalem temple location from western set of stairs

My previous post discussed the location of a curved  eastern stairs into the inner courtyard. This post concerns a western stair location. I suspect some straight stairs which were part of the Temple’s Cheil lies buried below the present staircase to the  west of the Dome of the Rock. If ever archeological evidence finds some straight stairs under the upper half of the current Muslim stairs just to the west of the Dome of the Rock, the finding of these stairs helps to confirm my location of the temple. You may read and see my diagrams from this link on this blog.  (other blog entries have links to other papers and website.)

Link to my temple paper.

The  origin of the present staircase  may be part of a staircase going up from the west to a Roman pagan temple or equestrian statue of the Emperor Hadrian on the site of the Jewish Temple’s Holy of Holies, The Muslims then built the Dome of the Rock on the Jewish temple site, and incorporated this staircase into their design. The present staircase looks fairly new, but I believe it is on the site of the first Muslim staircase going up to the building from the west. This would have been one of the four original staircases going up to the platform (the southern staircase between the Al aksa and the Dome of the Rock being the most important or most frequented. This staircase is one of two built within the platform while the others were built outside. Also this staircase is the deepest or longest of the two.

The Jewish temple’s axis line would have been south of the Muslim Dome of the Rock axis line. The Muslim staircase is not directly in back of the building, but shifted to the south. In fact, the Jewish temple’s axis line runs on or vcry close to the bottome of the Muslim staircase. this axis line also runs close to the northern edge of the staircase.

Locating the site of the Jerusalem Temple

Locations of curved steps in the Court of the Women.

Locations of curved steps in the Court of the Women.

 

I will be updating some of my old papers whose links can be found in this blog.

I wish to state a very important fact: If ever a trench is cut on the eastern side of the Muslim platform on the temple mount, which shows archaeological evidence for a curving staircase (15 curving steps would be the total number of steps, but even finding evidence of one curving step would be enough) buried below the surface of the platform, this would be confirmation of the location of the temple, since the Talmud describes curved steps leading up to Nikanor’s Gate from the Court of the Women. A curving step was a unique feature found nowhere else in the temple. Since we have dimensions stated in the Talmud, we can reconstruct were many locations were if we know the length of a Cubit.

If these stairs match the location of the calculated location for these stairs in my article on the temple’s location, then this paper has proven where the temple stood on the temple mount because this one calculated piece of the puzzle is specific enough to confirm other parts of the puzzle such as the location of the Azarah etc. My paper uses the same size cubit as Leen Ritmeyer’s cubit measure.

Also L. Ritmeyer points out (Ritmeyer, L. (2006). The Quest, Carta Jerusalem, p. 354) and also is apparent by looking at his drawings of the temple) that his placing of these curved steps in the location shown in his book and various publications, coincides with the present straight Muslim staircase (but at a slightly different angle) that if remains of any curved staircase were to be found under the present Muslim staircase whenever this Muslim staircase might be excavated, then this would be confirmatory evidence of his location (labeled 3). But the inverse also is true: if no curved stairs or staircase is found under the Muslim staircase, then this may mean Nakanor’s Gate was never nearby and my location (labeled 2) could be possible.

According to my model, under, beside, or behind the current Muslim Staircase must be no bedrock, but a filling of non bedrock material would be expected as this would have been ground in the middle of the Court of the Women. My model does allow for bedrock farther to the north around the cisterns pictured and by the location labeled (1) located there which would be ground due north of the Court of the Lepers and not within the Court of the Women. This will be discussed in my updated paper on the temple’s location.

In the figure, the eastern edge of the Muslim Platform is labeled (1), The Dome of the Rock building is labeled (4), the Dome of the Chain is labeled (5), and two cisterns are labeled (6) all shown for reference.

 

The Abbreviated Letter Puzzle of the Quran – a Solution

A completely unique and very possible solution for the Abbreviated Letters found in the Quran. A specific arrangement of letters draws out a pattern matching details given in the same book. This solution involves numbers. You may find this paper by clicking on this link:

The Abbreviated Letters

Mathematical proof for Jerusalem temple survey technique

I have added the mathematical proof for the Jerusalem Temple and Arad temple survey technique at the end of the paper written on the Jerusalem temple location. You can find it here.

Jerusalem Temple survey technique by using ropes

This proof illuminates the fact that what is presented can be laid out logically which reinforces my conviction this technique is no humbug.

new article on the secrets of Saint Peter’s Grave on the Vatican Hill

I have a new paper posted. It is about the secrets of Saint Peter’s grave on the Vatican Hill. You will learn how the site of Saint Peter’s execution relates to the site of his grave by a system of measuring cords laid on the ground. This system was used to lay of the Circus of Nero. the grave site, and later the first basilica at the Vatican. A number of sacred mysteries in both pagan and Christian religion beliefs also can be seen in this measuring design.

Learn how ancient legends, such as one concerning the ashes of Julius Caesar being in the ball on top of the circus obelisk holds a sacred mystery. See how graffiti drawn on the walls near the grave holds another sacred mystery.  Why did a pagan specify he be entombed near the circus? Was he an initiate into a sacred mystery?

You can find the article here:

Unlocking Secrets of Saint Peter on the Vatican Hill

Moslem Dome of Rock holds a key to Jewish temple location

The article on the temple posted Aug. 25 describes a most ironic key to the Jewish temple location.  The Muslim authorities have denied the existence of the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. They have destroyed evidence from crude diggings made on the site.  The irony is that a major piece of evidence is preserved on the rock itself for all to see. This evidence is also preserved in the very fabric of the Muslim structure which they can never destroy or remove! You can see it in the picture below.

Holy Rock within Dome of the Rock Building with outer fence

They cannot cut or modify the rock in any way. The right side is especially important as it contains ‘fingerprint’ marks of the archangel Gabriel, who in Muslim belief held the rock at this location to prevent it from ascending upward after Mohammad ascended upward.  (This part of the rock is near a tower holding a piece of rock, and a few hairs from the beard of the Prophet.)

Notice that a railing surrounds the rock. Look an the right side of this picture (facing west). Here the rock, having a natural scarp, is at its highest side.  Notice a part of the railing has a very slight bend in it conforming to the fact the base of the rock bows outward at the bend. You will notice the entire inner side of the fence is in deep dark shadow owing to a low base cut edge on the rock, but at the bend you can see the rock bowing outward.

When the fence was installed, the builders did not want to cut or modify the rock whatsoever, thus the visible bend in the fence at this point.

Now note that if we extend a line from to the left (eastward), it reaches the low (northern) edge of the hole in the rock. You can see light coming out of the hole from the lighted cave below the surface of the rock.

This bend in the fence due to the bowing of the rock’s base was on the axis line of the temple. This preserves to this day, the original axis (can also be called the central line or mid-line) of the Jewish temple.

The hole in the rock marks the bedrock under what was under the mid-line running through the Ulam or Porch  of Solomon’s Temple, just before the doors.  In Herod’s temple, this would have been on the mid-line going over the Temple’s threshold at the exact center of the inner courtyard (The Azarah).

The high area at the center of the rock, at the exact center of domed building which has a small visible trapezoidal shaped depression (or just to the left (eastward) of this depression), would have been the bedrock where dirt was obtained for the Bitter Water ritual (Sotah) just to the right into the Holy Place (Heickiel). Here a 1 cubit square paving stone could be lifted to expose this bedrock. The Dome of the Rock building is centered on or centered very close to the site where this paving stone would have existed in the temple.

The details and discussions of these and other matters concerning the temple are given  in the article found here.

Jewish temple laid out using measuring cords

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