My new update on the Jerusalem temple is completed as of today and can be found here.
A number of alignments can be seen from cuttings on the surface of the rock within the Dome of the Rock. You can find these alignments in the article found here. This is a new paper with no updated versions.
I have a new paper concerning the orientation of the Muslim Dome of the Rock being set by a number of ancient Jewish cuttings on the surface of the rock. This is a new subject and not an updating of a previous paper.
You can find the paper here:
Some believe the temple was located at the Dome of the Rock. Others believe it was located else where. Considering the Dome of the Rock, the altar may have stood upon the showcased rock, or the Holy of Holies may have stood upon this rock. It also has been proposed that the approximate center of the Holy Place which is the main room of the temple stood upon the aforementioned rock,
I have a proposal which has never been considered before. The Dome of the Rock is on the site of the temple but not exactly where anyone has proposed it to have been located before. This is a most important consideration concerning the location of the temple in Jerusalem. The site was that the rock under the dome was bedrock under:
THE EASTERN HALF OF THE HOLY PLACE, AND THE ADJOINING DOORWAY WITH IT’S THRESHOLD, AND DOORPOSTS, PILLARS, WESTERN END OF PORCH BEFORE THE DOORWAY AND PILLARS, AND ALSO SOME SPACE NORTH OF THESE AREAS, CONSISTING OF A FEW ROOMS AND PASSAGEWAYS.
Instead of the commonly supposed idea that the rock was at the western part of the temple, I propose it was at the eastern part of the temple.
This can be considered the summation of my entire theses. If any evidence were to surface at any time from now confirming the above statements, then I hold claim by virtue of the dates by which I have written papers, blog entries, books, websites, to this discovery or proposal, and if any evidence were to surface confirming that the above statements are wrong, then I acknowledge that I am not the discoverer and that I am in error with all the statements I have written over the years. There can be only one true site of the temple unless it was built at more then one place which is doubtful.
The main paper containing my full theses, can be found as always written in these blog entries may be found here:
Other papers, website, video links may be found from links in my other blog entries.
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.
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.)
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.