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The Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem

Destroyed by the Babylonians; rebuilt; again destroyed by the Romans. There were apparently once other Jewish "temples" as well, both in Palestine (e.g. at Arad) and at Elephantine in Egypt; their relation to the main Temple is unclear. After the building of the Second Temple, however, these local temples ceased to exist. The Samaritans had a Temple of their own on Mt. Gerezim.

Norman Hugh Redington

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