The Hebrew Bible states that the temple was constructed under Solomon, "King of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah" and is said to have housed the Ark of the Covenant.
Solomon's Temple, also known as the First Temple, was the Holy Temple in ancient Jerusalem, before its destruction by Nebuchadnezzar II after the Siege of Jerusalem of 587 BCE.
There is no direct archaeological evidence for the existence of Solomon's Temple, and no mention of it in the surviving contemporary extra-biblical literature and the exact location of the Temple is unknown: it is believed to have been situated upon the hill which forms the site of the 1st century Second Temple and present-day Temple Mount (also known as Mount Zion), where the Dome of the Rock is situated.
Where is the Solomons Temple?
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