Rose Guide to the Temple
Dr Randall Price
Rose Guide to the Temple is the ONLY book on the Temple with clear plastic overlays and 150 color illustrations, diagrams, and charts!
In the late afternoon sunlight, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is one of the most breathtaking places in the world. This was the site of Solomon’s great Temple, a ’’house of prayer for all people’’ - the center of worship and celebration.
Rose Guide to the Temple is a full-color book that provides a complete easy-to-understand overview of the history 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 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.
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, including:
Pre-Temple Sanctuaries (The Garden of Eden and the Tabernacle)
The First Temple -Solomon’s Temple, King David, King Solomon, directions for the ’’House of the Lord’’
The Temple Complex-The Courtyard, Brazen Altar, Molten Sea, Bronze Basins
The Holy Place-Golden Lampstand, Table of the Bread of the Presence, Altar of Incense
Holy of Holies-The Veil, Ark of the Covenant, Cherubim
Eight purposes of the Temple
Feasts of the Bible
Destruction of the Temple
Time line of the Temple (there are 5 detailed time lines in this book)
The Second Temple-Zerubbabel’s Temple
The Second Temple Expanded-Herod’s Temple
The gates, porches, and courts of the Temple
The Temple’s importance at Jesus’ time
Destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans
History of the Temple Mount during the Roman and Byzantine Periods
Islamic Period and Dome of the Rock
From the Crusades to the Modern Era
Political struggle for the Temple Mount
The Future Temple-Ezekiel’s Temple
The Temple Scroll
The New Jerusalem
ENDORSEMENTS FOR ROSE GUIDE TO THE TEMPLE:
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
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
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.