Temple Courts



The Temple was surrounded by the Temple Court. In front of the Temple stood the Altar, the Laver (Basin) and pillars and tables that were used in the preparation of sacrifices.
Several gates and other buildings stood to the north and south of the Temple. On the east (centre left), was the large Court of the Women, also known in the Gospels as the Treasury. The Eastern Wall of the Temple Mount with the Shushan Gate and the city wall can be seen at the bottom of the image.