In summary, this is an extraordinary work that provides the clearest tour of the Temple and its history available. It should be consulted by biblical scholars and any others whose work touches on the Jerusalem Temple. It will provide every student of the Bible with an invaluable resource for understanding what is certainly the most sacred piece of real estate known to the Jewish and Christian faiths.By the way, if you want to view a brief but fascinating 3D tour of Jerusalem in Jesus' time, check this out. It may take some time to download, but it's worth the wait. Ritmeyer was a consultant on the project.