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Envisioning the Temple
Adolfo Roitman
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Envisioning the Temple

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A discussion of what "temple" is and means especially in Judaism but also for all religious traditions. Relies on biblical and Dead Sea Scroll source material.
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published 2003 by The Israel Museum
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Fr. Ted
Dec 29, 2012 Fr. Ted rated it liked it
I found the book overall to be quite interesting - exploring the notion of "temple" briefly in human thinking, but especially in the history of Israel. It explores the temple as a heavenly ideal and historical reality. It looks at what the destruction of the temple meant to Jews but also what the corruption of the temple meant especially to groups like the Qumran community as recorded in the Dead Sea Scrolls. One can extrapolate from this the Christian understanding of temple as expressed in the ...more
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