Home : Complete Site List : Search : What's New? : Permission to Use : Contact Us

The Temple Complex

< Prev | 1 of 4 | Next >
The Temple Complex
Click Photo for Larger Version
Please read before you download

Images and/or text from holylandphotos.org are NOT TO BE USED ON OTHER WEB SITES, NOR COMMERCIALLY, without special permission. To request permission contact us at HolyLandPhotos@comcast.net.

Photo Comments

View looking west at the eastern facade of the Herodian Temple.

The golden door in the foreground was the “Golden Gate” that led into the Court of Women.  From there a semi–circular staircase led up to and into the Court of Israel.

Note the “balustrade” that surrounds the whole.  On this balustrade, about 5 ft. [m.] high, were a series of inscriptions in Latin and Greek that forbade Gentiles from entering into the more sacred areas of the Temple.  Paul was accused of bringing a Gentile across this barrier (Acts 21:27–29).

Note also the portico in the background—this was the western boundary of the Court of the Gentiles.


To view additional images of the model of Second Temple Jerusalem Click Here.

Image from the Zondervan Atlas of the Bible, p. 202. To view/use additional images from the Atlas Click Here.