The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple area, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant. (Matt. 21:14-15)

Model of temple in Jerusalem

To get a better perspective of the importance of this temple, let’s travel back through time more than 1,100 years, to one of Jesus’ most important ancestors, King David. At that time, there was no temple, Jerusalem was called Jebus, it was small, and it was not an Israelite town.

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