Solomon's Temple: Myth, Conflict, and Faith

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 6, 2012 - Architecture - 328 pages
A highly original architectural history of Solomon’s Temple and Islam’s Dome of the Rock that doubles as a social and cultural history of the region

  • The most extensive study of the interrelated history of two monuments, Solomon’s Temple and The Dome of the Rock, drawing on an exhaustive review of all the visual and textual evidence
  • Relayed as a gripping narrative, allowing readers to re-enter and experience the emotions and the visceral reality of the major events in its history
  • Integrates illustration with the text to offer a highly detailed and accurate portrait of the major structures and figures involved in the history of the temple
  • Opens up a fascinating line of questioning into the conventional interpretation of events, particularly Christ’s actions in the Temple
  • Reproduces rarely seen detailed drawings of the subterranean passages beneath Temple Mount as part of the British survey in the 19th century
 

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Contents

Templum Domini
146
Recreating the Temple
175
Jerusalem
217
AlHaram AlSharif
254
Epilogue
282
Index
295
List of Figures
ix
Prologue
1
Herod
37
Not one stone upon another
65
The Holy Sepulcher
88
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Alan Balfour is Professor and Dean of the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech. Formerly he has served as dean of Schools of Architecture in Texas and New York and was chairman of the Architectural Association in London. His writings include Creating a Scottish Parliament and books on three world cities Shanghai, New York, and Berlin. He has received numerous awards, including the Topaz Medal, the highest recognition given in North America to an educator in architecture.

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