Temple built by Zerubbabel and Jeshua



This drawing shows the newly rebuilt Temple that apparently was not as grand as the previous one, for Haggai (2.3) said: “Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? And how do ye see it now, is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?” The internal layout of the Temple undoubtedly remained the same and would therefore have been able to function normally, although the quality of the architecture must have appeared inferior in the minds of the ancient people who remembered the First Temple.
The measurements in this reconstruction drawing are based on Ezra 6:3 that says that “its height shall be sixty cubits1 and its breadth sixty cubits.”