Temple LocationRobert Kerson can’t be sure, and proving his theory would be an insurmountable problem, but Kerson believes he’s found the answer to an ancient question: the precise location of the Hebrew Temples in Jerusalem. While it’s fairly certain that it was located on the Temple Mount, the exact location is not known for sure. Kerson’s hypothesis places the First and Second Temples on the present site of the Dome of the Rock, a seventh-century octagonal building with a golden dome that is visible throughout the city. The stone underneath the dome is considered sacred to Jews and Muslims. Kerson, who retired from his job as a medical technician at Yale-New Haven Hospital, has calculated, through the use of isosceles triangles and archaeological features, that the Temple was located at that site and, most significantly, that the site of the Holy of Holies, the most revered spot in ancient Judaism, would have been where the western entrance to the Dome of the Rock is now.

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