Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 01, 2014
Beyond the raging war in Israel and Gaza, under the City of David, facts are being unearthed that have enormous archeological, political, and religious implications.
In a book that is being heralded as an “investigative masterpiece,” TEMPLE, by Robert Cornuke, presents evidence that Solomon’s Temple was never built on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, rather, approximately a quarter-mile south in the City of David on land controlled by Israel.
Cornuke, president of the Bible Archaeology Search and Exploration (BASE) Institute, has participated in over 50 expeditions searching for lost locations described in the Bible. He states, “After several years of research sparked by the writings of the late Dr. Ernest L. Martin, personal investigation, and the study of ancient documents, I have come to the conclusion that the temple built by Solomon was not located where tradition teaches.
Being more specific, the author says: “The greatest archeological blunder in all history has occurred by misplacing Solomon’s Temple on the Temple Mount rather than its correct location within the City of David.”
U.S. Brigadier General Norman H. Andersson (retired), states, “This book shatters flawed traditions and rips the lid completely off historical misunderstandings.”
After reading the book, Dr. William P. Welty, director of the ISV Foundation in La Mirada, California, says, “One politically explosive implication of this evidence is that those who wish to rebuild the Jerusalem Temple can now do so without disturbing the Muslim-controlled Temple Mount, but construct it on its true ancient site.”
Columnist Robert Knight writes in the Washington Times, “The case presented by Cornuke for the City of David site is quite compelling. It matters greatly since the current Temple Mount site is the most fought-over real estate in human history, sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims.”
The book details research indicating that what was built on the present Temple Mount was actually Fort Antonia, which housed the Roman garrison. This implies that the historic “Wailing Wall” was never part of Solomon’s Temple, but connected to the fortress. Says Cornuke, “It is understandable that many would rather cling to tradition than be open to new evidence.” He adds, “My purpose in writing this book is simply to present the facts, open the doors to a healthy discussion, and let the evidence be the final mediator of these important issues.”
TEMPLE is published by LifeBridge Books (ISBN 978-1-039779-09-0) and is available in paperback and ebook formats.