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Maccabees' Temple
The temple restored by the Maccabees.
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Catholic Bible Dictionary
III. The Second Temple
iii. the second templeThe Temple lay in ruins during the first fifty years of the Exile, but hope was given to those in exile by Ezekiel through his vision of a new Temple (Ezek 40–43). The construction of a new temple was permitted by the decree of Cyrus the Great to the repatriated Jews (Ezra 1:1–4).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Temple, the Second
Temple, the SecondAfter the return from captivity, under Zerubbabel (q.v.) and the high priest Jeshua, arrangements were almost immediately made to reorganize the long-desolated kingdom. The body of pilgrims, forming a band of 42,360, including children, having completed the long and dreary journey
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
Postexilic Temple
POSTEXILIC TEMPLEThe first temple (see Solomon’s Temple), proposed by *David (2 Sam 7:1–3) and constructed by *Solomon (1 Kings 5–6), was destroyed by the Babylonians in 587 bce at the demise of the kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 25:9, 13–18; Ps 74:3–7). Although the worship of Yahweh continued at least
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
B. Second Temple Judaism
B. Second Temple JudaismSecond Temple Judaism was marked by a heightened concern for ritual purity. Issues of cult and purity engaged and divided Jews more so in this period than at any other time in antiquity. Purification in the Second Temple era was expected in a variety of situations. Most Jews
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