Nehemiah’s Temple Mount

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Description

In the Post-Exilic period (536-152 BC), the returnees from Babylon first built the altar and then laid the foundations of the Second Temple (536 BC). There is no reason to doubt that these foundations followed the same orientation as the temple being replaced, as the foundation trenches were preserved in the Rock (as they are to this day). Chapter 3 of Nehemiah indicates that the square Temple Mount, that was initially built by Hezekiah, was also restored.