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Second Temple
Herod's Temple
בית־המקדש השני
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Model of Herod's Temple (a renovation of the Second Temple) in the Israel Museum, created in 1966 as part of the Holyland Model of Jerusalem. The model was inspired by the writings of Josephus.
Deity Yahweh
Location Herodian Temple Mount, Jerusalem
Second Temple is located in Jerusalem
Second Temple
Location in Jerusalem
Creator Likely Zerubbabel, largely renovated by Herod the Great.
Destroyed 70 CE
Height (max) 45.72 metres (150.0 ft)
Materials local limestone
Parent listing Second Temple
Founded c. 537–516 BCE (construction)
Site notes
Excavation dates 1930, 1967, 1968, 1970–1978, 1996–1999, 2007
Archaeologists Charles Warren, Benjamin Mazar, Ronny Reich, Eli Shukron, Yaakov Billig
Condition Ruin, archaeological park
Ownership Disputed, currently managed by the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf
Public access Yes (limited)

The Second Temple (Hebrew: בית המקדש meaning 'Holy House') was the reconstructed Temple in Jerusalem which stood between 516 BCE and 70 CE. It is also known as Herod's Temple. During this time, it was the center of Jewish worship. The Romans destroyed Jerusalem and its Second Temple on August 4, 70 CE.

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