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The Quest: Revealing the Temple Mount in Jerusalem Hardcover – September 1, 2012
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The work is full of diagrams, historical photos, artistic renditions and technical plans all bolstering the study of this one site. Ritmeyer attempts to explain the historical development of the Temple site from its pre-Temple location to the development of the first Temple, under Solomon, to the second Temple period all the way to the construction of the Dome of the Rock with special emphasis upon Herod's Temple. Emphasized too is his suggestion for the original location of the Ark of the Covenant.
Beginning with contemporary evidence the book moves from Herodian structures to pre-Herodian stages and back to a reconstruction of Herod's Temple. The amount of evidence and attention to detail illustrates the author's insight and adds great support to his location of the original temple. Ritmeyer's identification of the true nature of the lowest step in the set of steps at the northwestern corner of the platform is a key piece of evidence in his reconstruction of the temple site. Through the book he fits pieces of evidence together like a puzzle to show the development of the Temple Mount over time. The book is fully illustrated and enjoyable to read. There are few problems encountered although the use of technical terms are not always transparent to the average reader and there is an overuse of italics for both citations and emphasis but these are small complaints for such a helpful work. I recommend this book for any who are interested in the study of the Temple, its location, furnishings and development over time.
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It was great. Very interesting and informative. Beautiful illustrations.Published 10 months ago by Laura Walker
I am not a scholar however I find this book extremely helpful in describing to me what the temple looked like throughout it's various phases. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Doug
While expensive and in-depth study, it is well worth the price. Merchandise came in as promised and even quicker. Would recommend this place as I have bought from them before.Published 21 months ago by Philip Sawilowsky