What is a…
- “the temple” (1 Kings 6:17)
“house of the Lord”—NASB, ESV
- “thy holy temple” (Psalm 79:1)
- “the house of the Lord” (2 Chronicles 23:5, 12)
- “the house of the God of Jacob” (Isaiah 2:3)
- “the house of my glory” (Isaiah 60:7)
- an “house of prayer” (Isaiah 56:7; Matthew 21:13)
- “an house of sacrifice” (2 Chronicles 7:12)
- “the house of their sanctuary” (2 Chronicles 36:17)
- ”the mountain of the Lord's house” (Isaiah 2:2)
- “our holy and our beautiful house” (Isaiah64:11)
- “the holy mount” (Isaiah27:13)
- “the palace for the Lord God” (1 Chronicles 29:1)
- “the tabernacle of witness” (2 Chronicles 24:6)
- “Zion” (Psalm 74:2; 84:7)
- Christ calls it “my Father's house” (John 2:16).
The second temple
In the New Testament, the word is used figuratively of Christ's human body.
The Church is designated “a holy temple in the Lord.”
Heaven is called God’s temple.
they are before the throne of God; and they serve Him day and night in His temple [or sanctuary]; and He who sits on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them. They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat; for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.” —Rev. 7:15-17 NASB
- Holy Place
- Holy of Holies
- ark—of the Covenant
- Ark of the Covenant, lost or found?
- the molten sea—in the Temple’s inner court
- rope tied on the high priest, when entering the Holy of Holies
- Aaron—ministered as High Priest
- High priest