Among the many fascinating things we saw in Jerusalem was a replica of a the 3 cubit (4.5 feet) tall solid gold menorah that was originally present in Solomon’s temple. The Temple Institute is an organization who is preparing to build a third temple in Jerusalem. Part of that preparation is assembling the gold necessary to recreate this huge menorah. I read in one place that they are working on collecting 60kg (130 lbs) of 24k gold, which would result in a somewhat hollow 5 ft menorah rather than a solid gold one, but I think they’d be okay with that. At any rate, it was fascinating both to see this replica and get an idea of the scale of Solomon’s wealth, as well as to think about how serious some are about personally participating in ushering in the end times.
Many believe that a third temple will be built before Jesus returns a second time
Its really cool!! It is really great that there are those who wish to rebuilt the Temple to honor God. Though I feel that the glory of God should be enshrined in today’s advanced technology today, a better designed one. Kinda to show men’s intellect through God’s grace. So a replica although interesting doesn’t quite cut it. But its just my opinion.