Temple Court



In front of the Temple stood the Altar and the Laver (Basin). In this model, animals are shown tethered to low pillars in the foreground. A line of Israelite men stand with lambs in the Court of the Israelites during Passover. At the bottom of the steps that lead up to the Temple stands the High Priest, casting lots over two goats. One was sacrificed and the other sent away as the scapegoat (Leviticus 16.8,10).