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This puts the date of its construction in the mid-10th century BCE.state that the First Temple stood for 410 years and, based on the 2nd-century work Seder Olam Rabbah, place construction in 832 BCE and destruction in 422 BCE (3338 AM), 165 years later than secular estimates.The Hekhal, or Holy Place, (1 Kings 8:8–10), is also called the "greater house" (2 Chr.3:5) and the "temple" (1 Kings ); the word also means "palace", was of the same width and height as the Holy of Holies, but 40 cubits in length.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, where the Dome of the Rock is situated.According to the Tanakh, the Temple was plundered by the Neo-Babylonian Empire king Nebuchadnezzar II when the Babylonians attacked Jerusalem during the brief reign of Jehoiachin c. A decade later, Nebuchadnezzar again besieged Jerusalem and after 30 months finally breached the city walls in 587 BCE, subsequently burning the Temple, along with most of the city (2 Kings 25).In modern versions more reflective of archaeological research, the distinction is made of different sections of the whole Temple.Scholars and archaeologists generally agree on the structure of Solomon's Temple as described in 1 Kings 6:3–5, with the main building, the hekhal, in English now sometimes called "the sanctuary", the devir, the inner sanctuary, and finally the Holy of Holies.
The Hebrew Bible states that the temple was constructed under Solomon, king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah and that during the Kingdom of Judah, the temple was dedicated to Yahweh, and is said to have housed the Ark of the Covenant.
Hekhal is used 80 times in the Masoretic Text of the Hebrew Bible.
Of these, 70 refer to the House of the L In older English versions of the Bible, including the King James Version, the term temple is used to translate hekhal.
Jewish historian Josephus says that "the temple was burnt four hundred and seventy years, six months, and ten days after it was built".
Because of the religious sensitivities involved, and the politically volatile situation in Jerusalem, only limited archaeological surveys of the Temple Mount have been conducted.
There was a two-leaved door between it and the Holy Place overlaid with gold (2 Chr.