The first temple was the one built by Solomon (1 Kings 6:1) beginning in 966 BC. The second temple was built by Zerubbabel (Ezra 5:2), beginning in 530BC. Although Herod rebuilt the temple just before Jesus was born, his temple is still called the “second temple”.

The third temple is the one to come. Some people believe this temple will be built before Jesus returns to earth although there is limited evidence for this in the Bible. There are, however, a number of Bible passages which mention a temple being built after Jesus returns to earth. For example, the prophet Isaiah wrote

​​​​​​​​It shall come to pass in the latter days
that the mountain of the house of the Lord
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and shall be lifted up above the hills;
and all the nations shall flow to it. (Isaiah 2:2)

Zechariah 14:16-21 also mentions the “house of the Lord” in Jerusalem being a place of worship in God’s Kingdom.

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3 Responses to Is there any biblical reference to the rebuilding of the third temple?

  1. eric says:

    Read: 2 Thessalonians 2:2-4

    That day shall not come: or Jesus will not come back until….
    3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

    4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

    The Man of Sin reveals himself, sits in the “TEMPLE” of God that he is God. All this must happen first then Jesus will come.

    The has to be a Temple built before the man of sin can sit in it.

  2. The Church is now the temple of God. The antichrist is disguising as a Christian, claiming he is the Christ. He will not sit in Jewish temple.

  3. The use of the temple is to sacrifice animals for sin offering. Jesus finished it. God allowed the destruction of the temple in 70AD because people are still sacrificing animals. Therefore God will no longer allow the rebuilding of the temple. The “temple” that will be desecrated by the antichrist is the “CHURCH”. He is anti Christian not anti Jew.

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