I can show how the Israelite sacred space at tel Dan could have been surveyed by the same system used at other middle eastern sacred spaces such as the Jerusalem Temple on the Temple Mount. You may find the paper here.
I have discovered a procedure for laying out the eastern and western sides of the Muslim Inner Platform on the Temple Mount.
I can show how these sides were a temple feature incorporating the dimensions of the inner courtyard in a hidden pattern. The location of the Cheil is also confirmed by the western side of the Muslim Inner Platform.
A ruined staircase on the southern side of the Muslim Inner Platform also is related to these two sides.
I will include this material in my updated paper on the Temple Mount.
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.
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.
I have updated an article on Hezekiah’s Tunnel. It details how the mysterious water tunnel in Jerusalem could have been constructed. The mystery involves a seemingly impossible excavation and a connection with the holy temple built to the north. The article may be found at this link: String used to construct Hezekiah’s Tunnel.
I have found the possible use of the 8:8:5 triangle in the Ein Dara temple. If you wish to see this paper, click below.