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Cross Section of the Dome of the Rock

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This illustration by Leen Ritmeyer shows how the foundation trench for the temple walls is still discernable in the large rock inside the Dome of the Rock. In order to lay rectangular stones on the rock, flat areas needed to be created so that the stones would stand perfectly horizontal. Even though the stones have disappeared, these flat areas (foundation trenches) can still be detected. This rock, according to Jewish tradition, is the place from which God created the world, and according to the Bible, the place where Abraham brought his son Isaac to offer him as a burnt offering on Mt. Moriah. In the first temple period, the ark of the covenant sat within the Holy of Holies on top of this rock, the proposed location indicated in the drawing as a rectangular indentation in which the bottom of the ark was set. The ark was placed in this indentation in order to prevent the ark from shifting when the high priest used its poles to direct his approach to the mercy seat of the ark. Š 2012 Bristol Works, Inc. Rose Publishing, Inc.

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