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Temple Mount

The Temple Mount or Haram esh-Sharif as it is known to the Muslim faith, is one of the most religious sites in the world and is venerated by Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It is a walled in area, situated in the south-eastern corner of the old city part of Jerusalem.

he Temple Mount in Jerusalem has witnessed many wars throughout history which have been fought for its ground. Temples and mosques pertaining to the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have all adorned its site. The Temple Mount is central to the religious beliefs of all those religions. In Muslim Islamic tradition, it is where the Prophet Mohammed, and the Angel Gabriel, made the Night Journey to the Throne of God (The Koran, Sura Al-Isra’ 17:1) and in Israeli Judaism and Christian traditions it is believed to be the place of the sacrifice on Mount Moriah (Gen 22:1-8 God tells Abraham to take his son Isaac to the Land of Moriah to be sacrificed).

Currently 'The Dome of the Rock' sits proud on the Temple Mount and it is a beautiful example of an Islamic mosque. It remains to be seen if it will remain, once the Israelis commence building their 3rd Temple on the site. Two previous Israeli temples were destroyed, the 1st Temple was destroyed in 586 BCE by the Babylonians and the 2nd in 70 by the Romans.

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