JD: Where was Herod’s Temple located?
WM: According to my studies and learning exactly where the Temple Mount is today. It has not moved. It is exactly geo physically sitting to the rabbinical distributions in the town wood. The fact that it’s on top of a mountain and I cannot accept that the location is where some people are trying to put it closer to the City of David which is way down in the valley.
JD: Why do you say it cannot be in the City of David?
WM: First of all let’s put aside any sort of “biblical knowledge”. The archeological finds that have been discovered over a half a century including the ritual baths at the southern end of the current Temple Mount, the descriptions of the walls, the underground diggings that have been done especially all along the Western Wall all the way to the Northern Wall underground, we use to call it the Hasmonean Tunnel. And other evidence combined with the fact that over the past almost 2,000 years we have a constant testimony from Roman sources, from Jewish sources, from Byzantine all point to the fact that the Temple Mount is where it is today just above and behind the Western Wall.
JD: It’s a place where God wants it to be and God will play the big role in where that Temple is rebuilt.
WM: That is definitely the case. That is what all the instructions are and that’s all the indications are at the present moment. As we always say man has to do the best he can based on his heritage, legacy, his relationship with God and the historical element that will all point us in the direction as you mentioned of this what we call the Third future Temple in our redemption time.
JD: Winkie Medad with 50 years of study and research on the location for the next Temple in Jerusalem.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
The Biblical details for the next Temple to be built in Jerusalem are absolute. Past, present, and future Temples in Jerusalem are under God’s direct authority. Future Temple’s like the Tribulation Temple and the Messiah’s Temple must conform to God’s word on Temples. The Tribulation Temple, Daniel 9:27 and Matthew 24:15 and the Messiah’s Temple, Ezekiel 40-46. Jewish Temple’s in Jerusalem play a key role in God’s prophetic plan.