Two+Temples
Absolutely nothing is written in scripture concerning a Temple of Herod or any structure called Herod's Temple! Zounds! The fallacy has served as a red herring (not to be confused with 'red heifer') to deter us from realizing the accuracy of the Word.

It was King Cyrus of Persia who was directed to rebuild Solomon's Temple after its destruction at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar. 2Chr36:22 and Ezra 1:1 both testify to this truth.

These are the two physical temples to God: the Old of Solomon's and the New of Cyrus', in addition to ourselves as personal "temples of the holy ghost", 2Cor6:16. Solomon was Jewish, and Cyrus a Gentile, so they are a type of the Two (2) Covenants: for the Jew first, and then the Gentile. Gal 4:24, Rom2:9,10.

"The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of Hosts: and in this place will I give peace". Haggai 2:9. Jesus personally cleansed this latter house (Cyrus' Temple) by driving out the money changers. All of us are 'building a house' (on Rock or sand..) whether we think so or not -- wouldn't you like to have it cleaned out by Jesus?

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