“In fact, the temple and the palace were so close that their respective inner courts shared a wall, and in one of Ezekiel’s prophetic oracles, YHWH chastises the people of Israel for this issue of proximity:  “The house of Israel shall no more defile my holy name, neither they nor their kings…When they placed their threshold by my threshold and their doorposts beside my doorposts, with only a wall between me and them…” (Ezek. 43:7-8). Again,”


Charles River Editors, King Solomon and Temple of Solomon: The History of the Jewish King and His Temple
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