Im new to learning about the temple of jerusalem. I know the first 2 were destroyed. When will the third temple be built? Does it say in the bible?
According to the Book of Ezekiel, it will be built when the Messiah comes.
The Bible says there will be a third on and the original temple sacrifices will take place. It will be at a price, when they sign a peace agreement for land and in 3 1/2 years the enemy will break the treaty and turn around and destroy them. Daniel 7, 9,11 and 12 Rev 17-18
**Just as a footnote the quartet is trying to broker such a deal by December 2012, eradicating the political land of Israel for peace and allow the temple to be built and the Temple Mount shared.
The Bible does not say that there will be a third temple in Jerusalem. The book of Revelation tells of a symbolic or spiritual city of Holy Jerusalem ruling over the earth from heaven and which has no temple.
” I saw Heaven and One of the Seven Angels who had carried the bowls filled with the seven final disasters spoke to me: “Come here. I’ll show you the Bride, the Wife of the Lamb.”He took me away in the Spirit to an enormous, high mountain and showed me Holy Jerusalem descending out of Heaven from God, The Angel speaking with me had a gold measuring stick to measure the City, its gates, and its wall. The City was laid out in a perfect square. He measured the City with the measuring stick: twelve thousand stadia, its length, width, and height all equal. But there was no sign of a Temple, for the Lord God–the Sovereign-Strong–and the Lamb are the Temple. (Revelation 21:9,10,15,16,22)
That this is no real or actual city is clear from the measurements which would be fourteen times the size of modern Israel’s territory and reach up 560 kilometres into space! This symbolic city descends from heaven in that it rules from heaven over the earth as God’s government by Christ.
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It is my opinion that when the messiah appears, he will cause the Temple to be built. I do not believe the Temple will be built first, because you need to anoint a Levite as High Priest to officiate at the Temple, and that act itself will result in an anointed one, making that High Priest a messiah. But since “THE” messiah has to be a descendant of David and not a Levite, then it wouldn’t seem reasonable to expect the Temple be built first.
HOWEVER, Malachi does say that Elijah the prophet will appear before the coming of the messiah, so I suppose it’s possible.
I never thought of it that way. Thanks for asking the question.
There are no specific references in Scripture regarding the timing. We have to arrive there by deduction. For example, today there’s no official demand for a Temple because the nation Israel is not in covenant with God. After the prophesied battle of Ezekiel 38-39 Israel will recognize their relationship with God again and reinstate the Old Covenant which will require a Temple. Daniel’s 70th Week will begin at that time also. In the middle of Daniel’s 70th Week the Temple will be desecrated (Daniel 7:27) so it will have to be built before then. Put it all together and it looks like the Temple will be built early in the 70th Week. That’s about as close as we can come.
As to when the battle of Ezekiel 38-39 will begin, the likelihood of it occurring later this year increases with each daily news report. But still, only the Lord knows the exact timing.
The Temple will not be built in Jerusalem. The Jews call the next Temple either the 3rd Temple or Ezekiel’s Temple, but no one looks in the Book of Ezekiel to see where it will be. Instead they focus on where the previous two temples were. Some Christians even add another Temple into the mix, calling Ezekiel’s temple the 4th one, and locate their new 3rd Temple on the current Temple mount.
Based on instructions given in Ezekiel 48 you’ll discover the next Temple will be built in Shiloh, not Jerusalem.
Here is an excellent study on the coming Temple: http://gracethrufaith.com/ikvot-hamashia…
And here are some other links to information regarding what is to come …
There’s much more information on this site but Yahoo allows only 10 links.
I even have heard an identical issues that robbie has heard. And that there is a seek being made for a purple heifer. Their examine have shown that the 0.33 temple could be geared up wisely, probable very close to to the dome of the rock, without hectic it.
Not any time soon! The Dome of the Rock, the Muslim shrine sits right on it. You saw what happened about 10 years back when Ariel Sharon just set foot there for a quick visit; try and imagine what will happen when an Israeli construction demolition team shows up.
The Antichrist will be a Muslim Al Mahdi (who promises to bring a 7 year peace treaty and slaughter all Jews and Christians), so there is no need for the temple to be built, he will do the proclamation that he is god in that Mosque.
When the Jews make a seven year pact with the Antichrist to build it then you will know who the Antichrist truly is this will be the revealing marker.
the Book of Daniel teaches us that asking such questions is inappropriate. Also a complete waste of time and spiritual energy. Focus on how you are treating people and take no care about such issues. It will happen when it will happen.
as to the poster speaking of the “anti-christ” — get a grip. There is no such being and will be no such being. There is no supernatural being “anti” to G-d. Any such concept is a rejection of the Jewish bible, which Christians claim to adhere to.