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Who could have watched the veil of the temple tear when Jesus died?

The Holy of Holies, or the Most Holy Place, was separated from the outter room (the Holy Place) by the veil. Only the High Priest could go beyond the veil into the Most Holy Place, but other priests ...
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In accordance to LDS doctrine, would Mary & Joseph need to be sealed (by proxy) in the temple?

Mary and Joseph must be sealed by proper authority (a Melchizedek priesthood holder with the authorization to perform the sealing) in order to receive the blessings of the sealing ordinance, including ...
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Why were the apostles still going to the temple for prayer and rituals?

There are a few things to consider. First of all, the Jewish Ceremonial and Civil Laws have no bearing on US today. For example, i live in the U.S. and am a gentile christian. Therefore the laws of ...
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Is there any evidence to support Matthew's gospel account of the curtain in the Jerusalem Temple being torn in two?

James Ussher, in his Annals of the World (first published in 1658), writes: “Phlegon stated that in the 19th year of Tiberius (as Eustathius Antiochus noted in Hexaemeron) and the fourth year of the ...
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When did Jesus preach from inside a building?

It was the custom of Jesus to go to a house of worship each Sabbath Day and in some instances teach. One of these times was recorded in Luke 4: 16 So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought ...
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Is Matthew 17:24 a reference to the Fiscus Judaicus?

The tradition of giving half-a shekel to the Temple of God dates back to the times of the book of Exodus, as we see at Exodus 30:11-13 (RSVCE): The Lord said to Moses, “When you take the census of ...
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Are incenses burned inside LDS temples like the ancient Jerusalem Temple? Why or Why not?

No, incense is not burned in LDS temples. In the temple at Jerusalem, and in some traditional Christian liturgy (such as the Catholic mass), burning incense is used as a symbol for prayer, which ...
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Is there any evidence to support Matthew's gospel account of the curtain in the Jerusalem Temple being torn in two?

It is desirable in any important matter to have strong testimony to a fact. As a Protestant, my primary source is always the scripture and it is scripture itself which advises that one should have ...
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Based on post-2000 scholarly research, how do Christians defend that it was Jesus himself who prophesied the first Jewish-Roman war?

It is a reasonable request, that answers "do not use the inerrancy doctrine." Your second request is that "the answer does not merely use generalized arguments that target a liberal ...
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Is there consensus between Christian commentators about how Jesus came to be atop the temple when being tempted by Satan in the wilderness?

To answer the question from a Jehovah's Witnesses perspective, this question was asked by a reader of the Watchtower, and it was answered in the following way in the March 2016 study edition of the ...
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What is the prayer roll at an LDS temple, and how is it used?

A name is written down on a piece of paper by a patron, or office worker (if the name is called in), and placed in an envelope of sorts. This is put on the alter during the prayer circle. The words ...
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From Catholic perspective, what is the meaning of the tearing of the veil at the death of Christ?

St. Thomas Aquinas himself thinks only the outer veil was rent; he says in his Commentary on St. Matthew's Gospel: And it ought to be observed that in the Temple there were two veils, namely, in ...
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How did the early Christians and Apostles Get into the temple? Shouldn't they have been stoned by the Jews for preaching Jesus as God?

Insufficient Authority This answer sheds light on the question: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/5558/in-the-time-of-jesus-were-the-jewish-authorities-allowed-to-execute The Jews were ...
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2 Thessalonians 2:4 - What is the biblical basis for thinking the Antichrist/Man of Lawlessness will set himself up in a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem?

As I understand the Dispensationalist view, they see the plans for a Third Temple in Ezekiel 40 that has not yet been fulfilled. So they expect it to be built in the future. However, the third and ...
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What's the 'house of God' that god invokes in the OT and NT?

I found an article that touches closely on this subject, part of which says this: The temple in Jerusalem was called the “house of God” (Ezra 5:2) because God chose that place to be His “dwelling” ...
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From the Reformed perspective, what is the meaning of the tearing of the veil in Matt. 27:51?

This subject is dealt with very thoroughly in The Temple and the Church's Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God (New Studies in Biblical Theology) by Greg Beale. From a Reformed ...
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According to Catholicism, why was Jesus angry with the money-changers at the Temple?

We know from history and from scripture that there were 3 special "pilgrimage festivals" in the year, when Jews all had to come to Jerusalem. Passover, Pentecost and Feast of Booths/Sukkot, ...
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2 Thessalonians 2:4 - What is the biblical basis for thinking the Antichrist/Man of Lawlessness will set himself up in a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem?

There are a variety of views about how "Paul's Apocalypse" (2 Thess 2) and the abomination of desolation should be understood and they can be classified as follows: 1. Preterist The ...
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Is there any biblical basis to support a premillennialist view that animal sacrifices will be reinstated in Jerusalem during the millennial kingdom?

I am a Premillennialist scholar, believing Christ will reign for 1000 years on earth, but I believe there is significant biblical evidence that there won't be animal sacrifices nor a temple in the ...
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Why some believe that Apocalypse will be triggered by The Temple of Solomon?

@Lesley is correct that there are specific details concerning this issue that are unique to individual Christian traditions. However, I believe I can answer your question on a basic level. What you're ...
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Did God still dwell in the temple while Jesus was on Earth?

Gods presence was at least symbolically still in the Temple during Jesus time since the curtain ripped in two upon Jesus yielding His Spirit on the Cross. This is huge and while explained away by ...
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Which NT books were written after the destruction of the temple?

There are several scholars that have noticed the significance that no NT books record the destruction of the temple in 70 a.d. The only time it's mentioned is in prophecy. As John A.T. Robinson notes ...
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Did God still dwell in the temple while Jesus was on Earth?

Was God's presence still dwelling in the temple while Jesus was on Earth? The answer is NO. It left the temple in Joachim's (the father of the Virgin Mary) body just before Virgin Mary conception in ...
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Why did God tell David he could not build the temple

God told David he was not to build him his temple because he had waged wars, and had killed many men. God revealed to David that his son Solomon, a man of peace, should build the temple instead. 1 ...
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In accordance to LDS doctrine, would Mary & Joseph need to be sealed (by proxy) in the temple?

This is after the fact, but some additional information provides insight into this question that a comment is too short to relay. (A) Jesus was a high priest of the Melchizedek Priesthood during His ...
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God's presence in the temple during Jesus' earthly ministry

It would be easy enough to simply spiritualize Christ’s comments to the hypocrites in Matthew 23 because of two things. We have no Scriptural record that God ever indwelt the Second Temple, aka Herod’...
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God's presence in the temple during Jesus' earthly ministry

This is a facinating question, but let's start with some context about Matthew 23. Jesus has pretty much had it with the Pharisees, their hypocrisy, and their willfully ignoring all the signs of His ...
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Who could have watched the veil of the temple tear when Jesus died?

What There were two veils in the Second Temple, aka Herod's Temple. One was from the outside court or court of the gentiles that veiled the Holy Place. The second was between the Holy Place and the ...
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Is there any evidence to support Matthew's gospel account of the curtain in the Jerusalem Temple being torn in two?

The answer to your straight-forward question is, there is no known evidence, other than what is recorded in the three gospel accounts (Matt 27:51, Mark 15:38, and Luke 23:45) that the curtain of the ...
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Why is it that many Christians firmly believe that the wailing wall was part of the Temple?

Now, why is it that many Christians firmly believe that the wailing wall was part of the Temple? A statement that can imply that Jesus was wrong. What Christians believe is that Jesus prophesied the ...
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