The Hidden History of Solomon’s Temple

Disclaimer: In the current poltical climate (war between Israel and Palestine) this article could be misconstrued to mean that the Temple Mount doesn’t belong to Muslims but to Israelis. This is not the claim or intention of this article. The Intention is to show that Jews, Christians and Muslims have been lied to: Solomon’s Temple is REAL and still stands today. 

The image above is from a 1486 woodcut of Jerusalem, showing Solomon’s Temple the way it was seen over 500 years ago.

I have a poster of ancient Jerusalem in my house. A student of mine was looking at it and said “Mind blown! It looks exactly like the Dome of the Rock!”.

Indeed it does. It IS the Dome of the Rock.

It’s all there, unchanged by the sands of time: Staircase, arched entry, even the octagonal shape of building.

When you ask a Jew, Muslim or Christian where Solomon’s Temple was, they say “Yeah, it was somewhere around here” But they assume it’s long gone. Some say it was “adjacent” to the Dome of the Rock.

I’ve never heard anyone state the Dome of the Rock IS Solomon’s Temple.

Academics say the Dome of the Rock was built as an islamic shrine in the year 691 – that’s more than 1600 years after Solomons reign.

Is this an error? Is the drawing fraudulent? Not likely – hundreds of other antique maps, drawn between the 1100s and the 1700s, show the same.

Or maybe the Muslims re-built it and called it “Solomon’s Temple” before calling it “Dome of the Rock”? That would explain why many of the old paintings, such as the one below, there is a crescent moon on top of it.

This 1582 map by Braun, also calls it “Temple of Salomon” in the tiny inscription below.

On a tourist visit, the Israeli tour guide said the Dome of the Rock was “near” Solomon’s Temple. The Temple was destroyed thousands of years ago, she said. She didn’t tell that what we are seeing IS Solomon’s Temple.

Muslim sources say that the Dome of the Rock was conceived and built as an islamic place of worship.

Some protestant Christian sources claim that once Solomon’s Temple is rebuilt, “the end times” start. But it’s already there!

Orthodox Jewish sources say that the Messiah will come once the temple is rebuilt. But it’s already there!

Acknowledging that it’s been with us all along, could cause a lot of controversy.

This is an 1887 drawing of what Jerusalem was supposed to have looked like in the year 65:

If this is anything to go by, the narrative changed by 1887. The large structure on the left is called “The Temple”. And the Dome of the Rock on the right is called “Palace of Kings”.

Neither look anything like what modern scholars say Solomon’s Temple looked like.

Peculiar: The Dome of the Rock was several stories higher than it is now:

If true it would mean we’re only seeing the uppermost part today, while the rest of the temple is underground.

What about the larger structure. Was it destroyed? Is part of it still buried? Or is this drawing imaginary? The existence of two large palaces doesn’t sync with other old maps.

Most ancient pictures show the domed Temple as the biggest and highest building in Jerusalem:

The so-called “Dome of the Rock” is the uppermost part of Solomons’ Temple. Some digging should easily uncover serveral stories below it. They site religious “sensitivities” as a reason no digging or excavations are taking place. But is that so? Wouldn’t muslims, christians and jews alike, welcome a discovery that proves Solomon existed?

The image above was made in 1871. The full view of the painting shows all of Jerusalem, but no other, larger Temple.

There is one other version of the Temple that is not domed but sits at the same location as the domed version. I have reason to believe this is the older version of the temple, even though it often appears in newer drawings.

This is a 1725 map, but I don’t know which time it references.

Close-up:

The following drawing of Solomon’s Temple is claimed, by Wikimedia, to be “the facade of a European Palace”. Other websites claim it’s a masonic drawing from 1868.

But even these grand buildings stood on an even more colossal block of stone, impenetrable to attacking armies:

I once sat through an entire documentary, that showed only this part, omitting the gigantic block below:

Some pictures show the colossal stone block, others don’t. This could point to different times in which the area was buried through mud-floods.

An early Jerusalem map, drawn in the year 1200 (or J200 according to the phantom-time theory).

In the upper right we see the Dome of the Rock with a smaller domed structure in front of it, not much different from today. The smaller domed structure is the Al-Aqsa mosque which is another sacred muslim site. Both are still there today:

The aerial view solves the mystery. The structure in its entirety is Solomons’ Temple. You are looking at the roof! The Jews say the wailing wall is part of the Temple – they are right. But the dome of the rock is also part of it – its centerpiece! And the Al-Aqsa mosque is the former entrance of the Temple:

It’s obvious if you put the aerial view beside the ancient maps.

And yes, there is a massive structure below this complex.

We are told that the Temple was destroyed, then rebuilt. But this was supposed to have happened in times so ancient we can find no evidence for it today. It is my conjecture that the domed paintings show the rebuilt Temple and the non-domed ones show the original one.

Our ancestors asserted that Solomon’s treasure was immeasurable. More than all the riches in the world combined. More than all the Kings. The Bible says that he produced 666 talents of gold a year (interesting number there).  Solomon (Sol-o-Mon?) was said to own miraculous gadgets:

the Ark of Covenant, directly from God,

a flying carpet with which he visited the Queen of Sheba,

a strange worm that could drill holes into rock.

Apocryphal sources say Solomon possessed a ring he had received from Archangel Michael. The ring enabled him to “command an army of demons” to build his temple. And many more.

Regardless of whether you believe any of this, there are influential people who do. My point:

Don’t you think they’d already have started digging by now?

I find it interesting that the Muslims – not the Jews – have jurisdication over the area. Was the second temple built by the muslims or repurposed by them? Muslims and Jews might consider this an “offensive” question, but it’s not my job to appease beliefs.

And why is Solomon’s Temple at the center of freemasonic rituals? Why are masonic lodges modeled after the Temple? Why does some ma-sonic literature claim that “restoring the temple” is the basis of world peace? And why do they compare the forming of human character with the building of Solomon’s Temple? I don’t know the answer to that either.

But I do know that the top of the original Temple is said to have been made in the shape of a human:

The list of archaeological excavations in Jerusalem proves thrilling in light of what we just discussed:

The first excavation was “Warren’s Shaft” at Gihon Spring, which is right outside of Solomon’s Temple. It’s exactly where you’d want to dig if you wanted to find “the stuff underneath” without destroying it. This was done in 1867. More digging at Gihon was done in 1995.

In 1938 they started digging at the Al-Aqsa mosque, using earthquake repairworks as an excuse. They discovered “Byzantine” and “Greek” structures, as if oblivious that this was Solomon’s building.

Between 1961 and 1967 Kathleen Kennedy excavated “to the immediate south of the Temple Mount” according to Wikipedia. Again, that’s exactly where you’d want to dig in search of Solomonic treasure without destroying it.

Yigal Shiloh conducted excavations at around the same place, at the “city of David” which is adjacent to the Temple Mount.

All excavations except one relate to the Temple Mount. They know what’s there, but they don’t want to let you in on it.

Jerusalem is full of secret and non-secret tunnels. I’ve gone into one of these tunnels. I don’t know why nobody stopped me. I am not sure which tunnel I was in, but it was beside the wailing wall and there were a number of jews inside sitting at tables and studying their scripture. I’m guessing that I entered what is called “the western wall tunnel”:

 

Back then I didn’t realize I’m walking through the preserved underground halls of Solomon’s Temple.

After some time, I came to a locked gate and had to turn back. No doubt these tunnels go much further than the public are told. Now understanding the old maps, these tunnels are in fact the hallways of the temple.

This is from the Wikipedia page on “Temple Mount” (the name temple-mount is really accurate!). I have marked potentially fabricated-History in red.

The Temple Mount (Hebrew: הַר הַבַּיִתromanized: Har haBayītlit. ‘Mount of the House [of the Holy]’), also known as Haram al-Sharif (Arabic: الحرم الشريف, lit. ‘The Noble Sanctuary’), al-Aqsa Mosque compound, or simply al-Aqsa (المسجد الأقصى, al-Masjid al-Aqṣā, lit. ‘The Furthest Mosque’), and sometimes as Jerusalem’s holy esplanade, is a hill in the Old City of Jerusalem that has been venerated as a holy site in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam for thousands of years.

The plaza is surrounded by retaining walls (including the Western Wall), originally built by King Herod in the first century BCE, with additions from the late Byzantine, early Muslim, Mamluk, and Ottoman periods, and can be reached through eleven gates, ten reserved for Muslims and one for non-Muslims. The courtyard is also surrounded on the north and west by two Mamluk-era porticos (riwaq) and four minarets. It is dominated by two monumental structures originally built during the Rashidun and early Umayyad caliphates after the city’s capture in 637 CE: the main praying hall of al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, near the center of the hill, which is the oldest extant Islamic structure in the world.

The Temple Mount is the place where past Jewish temples are commonly believed to have stood, which places it, along with the nearby Western Wall, among the holiest sites in Judaism. According to Jewish tradition and scripture, the First Temple was built by King Solomon, the son of King David, in 957 BCE, and was destroyed by the Neo-Babylonian Empire, together with Jerusalem, in 587 BCE.  No archaeological evidence has been found to verify this, but scientific excavations have been limited due to religious sensitivities. The Second Temple was constructed under the auspices of Zerubbabel in 516 BCE, was renovated by King Herod, and was destroyed by the Roman Empire in 70 CE. Orthodox Jewish tradition maintains it is here that the third and final Temple will be built when the Messiah comes.

Apart from official archaeological excavations, others have also sought access to the subterranean Temple Mount, under many guises. These quotes are from an article titled Secret Chambers of the Temple Mount (bolding mine): 

On September 12, 1864, a team of six British surveyors began examining the polluted water supply of the Holy City.  The request for the survey was made by a committee of English missionaries stationed in Jerusalem, with the cooperation of the Turkish officials.  It should be noted that the cooperation of the Turks was not due to any health concern, but rather because of the constant flow of bribes from the missionaries.  The surveying team was granted total access to all areas of the Holy City, including the Temple Mount.

The expedition was headed by Charles Wilson, a 28-year-old captain in the British Royal Engineer Corps Wilson was chosen because of his intimate knowledge of ancient history, his familiarity with the infant science of archaeology, and his expertise in surveying.  He realized the unique opportunity that was about to take place.  In the past, the Turkish administrators had never allowed any type of scientific exploration or investigation of the holy sites. It was rare that non-Moslems were granted entrance onto the Temple Mount.

They claimed it was about “surveying the water quality”. If you’re going to survey the water quality, why do you chose a military engineer with an “intimate knowledge of ancient history”? The water surveying excuse is a flimsy cover-story.

The survey’s mission was ostensibly to examine the water supply of the city; however, they managed to do extensive archaeological work, mapping, recording, and photographing their finds.  The most fascinating aspect of the expedition was the examination of the underground “cisterns” of the Temple Mount itself.  Most of these were actually the converted remains of underground Second Temple structures

And there you have it. Remains of underground temple structures. And this wasn’t even an archaeological mission.

According to the article, the Dome of the Rock is the “exact place” where Wilson discovered the “Holy of Holies” (the room that housed the Ark of Convenant). After viewing the old maps, I’m not surprised. What does “holy of holies” mean? It means “the most holy”.

Ancient tradition considers this place the “axis of the earth”. Old maps show Jerusalem as the center of Earth. Today, if you enter the place, there is a gigantic rock there.

They say the Ark of Covenant was removed from the Temple at some time. Some say it was removed by the Crusaders and later kept by the Templars. But what if it’s still in the Holy of Holies? What if it’s somewhere far under that rock, at the axis of the earth?

Below we see a 1643 map of Jerusalem. At the time it was not labeled fictitious. But modern academics say it’s imaginary because it doesn’t fit to their timeline.

 

This print is labeled “16th Century”.

It’s German title says “Jerusalem, the holy square city”. The caption in front of the arched entrance says “Tempelehof” which means “Temple courtyard”. Where we expect to find the Holy of Holies it says “Temple” and we again see the domed structure.

How much more evidence do you need?

The drawings raise another urgent question: Was Solomon’s reign much more recent than we are told?

A 1670 map by Romeyn de Hooghe:

 

None of these maps say “Hi, this is a mythical, fictitious, made-up map”. They just say “Map of Jerusalem”. It’s just people sitting down and drawing what they see. I like this one because it shows the big rock below the temple.

A 1472 map of Jerusalem:

The temple here again looks like the Dome of the Rock.

I guess it wasn’t destroyed thousands of years ago. At least not its second version.

Here’s a 1321 map of Jerusalem featuring “Domus Salomonis”:

A 1475 map of Jerusalem. Solomon’s Temple has the cresent at the top. But it’s still indicated as Solomon’s Temple.

1578:

The Depierre map of the 1700s. The Dome of the Rock = Solomon’s Temple. And why is there a crescent moon on many of these Solomonic Temples?

Even a Crusader Map of Jerusalem from the 1100s shows the temple and delineates it as such.

The ancients had no doubt what and where Solomon’s Temple was. They retained their knowledge for hundreds of years. Maps from the 1200s agree with maps from the 1700s.  Modernists have all kinds of doubts about where it is, from when it is and who built it.

With all these maps in  mind, let’s look at the Wikipedia page on Solomon’s Temple. I’ve highlighted the relevant statements:

 

They really want you to know that no temple has ever been found and keep repeating it.

It’s a simple illusionist trick: They relabeled the temple as a mosque and then claimed it’s been gone since thousands of years. Because you believe it’s long gone, you never look for it.

But if you acknowledge that it’s been right there, in front of us all along, that brings a tail of problems along with it.

It means that Solomon existed. And if Solomon is not a “fairy tale”, as modern academia tells us, it lends credibility to a whole lot of other things related to Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

It means that the timelines are false, because we see the temple intact in medieval times and even until the 1700s.

It means there’s been a mud flood.

It means Jews, Christians and Muslims have been lied to.

It means there is a lot of gold and silver waiting to be dug out.

It could mean there are technologically advanced or supernatural gadgets waiting to be dug out.

This article only scratches the surface (pun intended).

 

 

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