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[King Solomon's Temple]
Illustrations of
King Solomon's Temple
"And the house which king Solomon built for the Lord, the length thereof was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, and the height thirty cubits." I Kings 6:2.
The following represent several attempts to depict King Solomon's Temple.
  • Ezekiel's Temple (1897).
  • Paul Leslie Garber (1951).
  • The Halberthals (1966).
  • Dr. John Wesley Kelchner (1923).
  • Rabbi Jacob Judah Leon (1675).
  • G. Wilton Lewis [Architect] (1927).
  • W.W. Morden illustration (1948).
  • M. Wolcott Redding (1877).
  • Gerhard Schott (1692).
  • Stevens model (1972).
    Two famous models of King Solomon's Temple were exhibited in London : Rabbi Leon's in 1675 and again around 1755; and Gerhard Schott's in 1725, in size about 20 feet x 20 ft. x 12 ft.1 The great church at Cluin-mic-Nois, Ireland, possessed a carracan (model) of the Temple presented by Maelseachlainn, son of Domhnall (d. 1022). .2 Hudson's model was on display in the Museum of the Grand Lodge of California, at San Francisco.3 Other models include those displayed at the 1939 New York World's Fair and the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.4

  • Illust.: Holy Bible, Philadelphia : A. J. Holman Company,1924.
    1. See : "Rabbi Jacob Jehudah Leon," J. Chetwoode Crawley, AQC xii, p. 150 ; "Schott's Model of Solomon's Temple", W. H. Rylands, AQC xiii, p. 24.
    2. It's theft was noted in Part 68 : Annala Rioghachta Éireann, (Annals of the Four Masters, 1129) Mícheál Ó Cléirigh et al. p. 206. Cited R. E. Parkinson, AQC lvii, p. 65.
    3. Cited Horne p. 55.
    4. Ibid.

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