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A MODEL OF HEROD’S TEMPLE

posted by Ben Witherington

Alec Garrard is a farmer, but he had a dream (not to be confused with a field of dreams). Alec has worked for more than 30 years to create a full and accurate model of Herod’s Temple. His version of the Temple is so impressive that some of the world’s top archaeologists and experts from the British Museum have come to view it. The pictures speak for themselves. See what you think. BW3



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Mark Denning

posted April 22, 2009 at 9:37 pm


Cool! Where can we learn more?



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Paul

posted April 22, 2009 at 9:41 pm


Spectacular! We need a flash tour of every corner and room! Thanks for posting, Dr. W.



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Ben Witherington

posted April 22, 2009 at 10:08 pm


Just Google the builder’s name.BW3



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Mark Daniels

posted April 23, 2009 at 12:39 am


That looks fantastic!



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mason booth

posted April 23, 2009 at 7:02 am


Dr. Witherington,i have finished about half of Bishop Tom’s latest book “Justification.” i would appreciate when you get a few minutes your review of the book and your thoughts on what is at stake in the whole discussion between Wright and Piper as well as the new perspective. i realize to go against either man (especially Piper)in the blogosphere is dangerous, but i think that you are up to the challenge!!blessings,,,



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Ari

posted April 23, 2009 at 9:35 am


That is pretty amazing. I wish I had the patience and artistic/architectural abilities for such!



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Heavens

posted April 23, 2009 at 10:01 am


Does he charge admission and are you allowed in the Holy of Holies?



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Quiddity

posted April 24, 2009 at 12:22 am


That model is large enough to show impressive detail. Seeing something like that makes it much easier to visualize various temple scenes mentioned in the Gospels.



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Jc_Freak:

posted April 24, 2009 at 9:48 am


His he planning on putting it up for more public display somewhere? Like maybe at the British museum?



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Nathan

posted April 30, 2009 at 4:55 am


Wow…. and you say he is a farmer? He must have been an impressive kitset modeller in a former life!!



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