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Easily See How the Jerusalem Temple May Have Looked 3,000 Years Ago

Rose Guide to the Temple is the ONLY Christian book on the Temple in Jerusalem with clear plastic overlays that allow you to "see inside" the Jerusalem temple AND has over 150 temple pictures, illustrations, diagrams, and charts!

Rose Guide to the Temple is a full-color Christian book that provides a complete easy-to-understand overview of the history of the Temple in Jerusalem. Based on the most up-to-date discoveries, this book explains the biblical and historical background of the temple in Jerusalem. If you enjoy studying God's Word, you will love the fact that Rose Guide to the Temple answers many questions about how the Jerusalem Temple looked during biblical times. Bible scholars and professors will enjoy the well-annotated text. The author is archaeologist and professor Dr. Randall Price, who has spent more than 30 years exploring the Holy Land and studying the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

"As former architect of the Temple Mount Excavations, following the 6-Day War, and as one who has, since then, been engaged in intensive Temple research, I highly recommend this book [Rose Guide to the Temple]. Its lavish illustrations which include color maps, diagrams and authoritative reconstructions, coupled with clear verbal descriptions, offer unique insights into the subject of the Temple. Christian leaders and visitors to the Holy Land will find it provides an invaluable overview of the topic from the time of the Tabernacle to the present day."
Leen Ritmeyer, Former architect of the Temple Mount Excavations

Features Exclusive Temple Pictures, Temple Mount Illustrations, and Clear Plastic Overlays

Rose Guide to the Temple has 150 images, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations, many of which have never published before, and covers the important events and people in the history of the Temple from Abraham to modern day. Includes—

  • Stunning graphics and temple pictures with clear plastic overlays showing the inside of the Tabernacle, Solomon's Temple, and Herod's Temple.

  • Dozens of temple illustrations, floor plans and diagrams by top biblical illustrators and archaeologists: Solomon's temple, Nehemiah/Zerubbabel's Temple, Herod's temple, Ezekiel's Temple, etc. (Detailed, clearly labeled, and easy-to-read)

  • 100-event timeline from the time of King David to modern day (there are 5 detailed time lines in this book).

  • Dome of the Rock history, floor plan, cross-section, and the area where the Ark of the Covenant may have stood.

  • Pictures and simply explanations of the high priestly garments, feasts, and sacrifices

  • Dozens of charts showing loads of information at a glance and making it easy to compare Old and New Testament scripture.

Bonus! Fold-out Temple Poster by National Geographic® shows a new digital model of the Herodian Temple Mount and Temple Mount throughout time!

"Rose Guide to the Temple provides an excellent blend of research of literary sources, archeological evidence, and architectural calculations of the Temple structures. It is based on painstaking research into all the technical details provided by Scripture sources, as well as ancient literary descriptions. Its precision and visual clarity make this Guide into an indispensable source for our knowledge about the ancient Temples. The student of Scripture as well as of religion will learn much from the clear and beautiful presentation of details that cannot be easily visualized when reading Scripture passages. This book also clearly lays out the relation between the few remains of the Temple with reference to the original buildings. This is an absolute must for the modern student and visitor to Jerusalem."
Dr. Emanuel Tov, J.L. Magnes Professor of Bible, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Covers Important Events and People in the History of Temple from Abraham to Modern Day

  • Section 1: God's Sanctuary Before the Temple (Pre-temple Sanctuaries)

    • Overview of the Temple in God's Plan
    • Pre-Temple Sanctuaries (The Garden of Eden, The Tabernacle, etc)
    • Background on the Temple— What does "Temple" mean? How do we know about the Temple?

  • Section 2: The First Temple in Jerusalem (The First Temple's Construction, Design, and Destruction)

    • Overview of the First Temple— Solomon's Temple, King David, King Solomon, and the destruction of the First Temple
    • Diagrams and description of key parts of the Temple complex and key furnishings, including the courtyard, the Holy Place, the Holy of Holies, the veil, Brazen Altar, Bronze basins, the Ark of the Covenant, the Golden lampstand, and more!
    • Summary of the purposes of the Temple, priestly duties, and the various feasts of Israel.

  • Section 3: The Second Temple in Jerusalem (Zerubbabel's Temple and Herod's Temple)

    • Covers Zerubbabel's Temple— the site, construction of the Temple, the Temple Mount, political upheaval, and the Romans conquest of Jerusalem
    • Covers Herod's Temple— Herod's plan for a a bigger temple, the construction, the new temple mount, Herod's Temple design, and the destruction of the Temple.
    • The Temple's importance at Jesus' time

  • Section 4: The Modern Temple Mount and Future Temple (Ezekiel's Temple)

    • History of the Temple Mount after the Temple: from Early Roman and Byzantine period through the Crusades to the modern era.
    • The Temple Mount Today: from Early Roman and Byzantine period through the Crusades to the modern era. Includes the political struggle for the Temple Mount throughout history
    • The Future Temple—Ezekiel's Temple: The Temple Scroll and the new Jerusalem


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ENDORSEMENTS FOR ROSE GUIDE TO THE TEMPLE:

It is a real pleasure for me to describe my joy and deep appreciation for The Rose Guide to the Temple by Dr. Randall Price. Lay people and scholars alike will find that the narrative script, the graphics, and the pictures are most scintillating and beautifully carried out throughout the entire book. I have not seen anything that compares to this work of academic responsible research and superb aesthetic taste. Not only does this text cover all periods of history in which the temple was part of those times, but it carefully and irenically explores the question of a future temple in Jerusalem with a fairness to all sides in the debate.
Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., President Emeritus, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
In Randall Price's Rose Guide to the Temple, the Bible student is introduced to the fascinating subject of the history of the temple both in Judaism and in its future expectation. Rarely is one book an accurate, beneficial and aesthetically beautiful yet short volume. If you are reading about the temple and its impact on the worship of Israel, this book is absolutely essential. I rejoice in making this volume available here at Southwestern Seminary and encourage you to add it to your personal library.
Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
This book has more photos, images, time lines, maps, diagrams, and floor plans of ANY book on the Temple I've ever seen. Stunningly beautiful. A must-have for any Bible student or traveler to the Holy Land.
Gretchen Goldsmith
Rose Guide to the Temple by Dr. Randall Price
Cover Rose Guide to the Temple
Pages 134 pages + clear plastic overlays
Full color on every page? Yes
Clear overlays to "see inside" the First Temple (the Old Testament Temple built by King Solomon), Herod's Temple (the temple Jesus knew), and the Tabernacle 3
Poster of Herod's Temple Yes, 3 page fold-out poster
24-inch Poster showing the size differences between the Temples and the Dome of the Rock Yes, 3 page fold-out poster. This is the incredible National Geographic poster than normally sells alone for $16.99.
Time lines 5 time lines:
  • Solomon's Temple time line
  • Second Temple time line
  • Herod's Temple time line (New Testament Temple)
  • Jerusalem from 1500 BC to Today
  • Conflict over the Temple Mount through modern times.
More than 100 events
Maps of Jerusalem 10 (showing various time periods and the location of Mt. Zion / City of David)
Floor plans of Temples/Tabernacle/Temple Mount 8
 
Contents  
Tabernacle 10 pages + clear plastic overlay to "see inside" Tabernacle
First Temple (Solomon's Temple — the Old Testament Temple) 26 pages + clear plastic overlay to "see inside" Temple
Color illustration of the inside of the First Temple? Yes
Color illustrations of lampstand, altar of incense, table of showbread? Yes
Second Temple (Zerubabbel's Temple, Nehemiah, Ezra — The Temple built after the exiles returned from captivity in Babylon) 7 pages
Second Temple Reconstructed (Herod's Temple) 60 pages + clear plastic overlay to "see inside" Temple
Color illustration of the inside of the Second Temple? Yes
Includes information on the Temple Mount after Second Temple (includes information on the Muslim shrine Dome of the Rock)? 10 pages + close-up diagram showing the floor plan of the Temple overlaying floor plan of Dome of the Rock
 
Key Topics  
Feasts Yes
Sacrifices Yes
Diagram and explanation of High Priest's garments Yes
Heavenly Temple Yes
Red Heifer: Meaning and significance Yes
Differences between priests, Sadducees, Levites, etc. Yes
Map showing gates, arches, and entrances to the Temple? Yes
Includes information about Jesus' life and ministry Yes
Bibliography Yes
Index Yes
ISBN ISBN 9781596364684
Price $29.99 Buy now

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