Thursday, October 16, 2008

Third Temple Movements

Small but vigorous Jewish movements are afoot in Israel seeking to rebuild the Temple, often with the help of eschatologically oriented evangelical groups. Nearly every year during the Jewish holy days surrounding Rosh ha-Shanah, some of these movements have demonstrations at or around the Temple Mount. This years demonstration is associated with attempts to make the bronze laver for the new temple, as described at

The two most active Third Temple movements are the Temple Institute

and the Temple Mount Faithful

For more information and bibliography see Hamblin and Seely, Solomon's Temple (2007), pp. 197-203

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