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temple ~ (A) ~ a building that people praise God in.
temple ~ (A) ~ a special building where people go to pray.
Temple ~ (B) ~ At the temple in Jerusalem, the Jews offered their sacrifices to God. Only the priests could enter the inner rooms of the temple. The temple in Jerusalem replace the tabernacle . King Solomon built the first temple. Nebuchadnezzar destroyed it. The Jews rebuilt it in Ezra 6. King Herod built the third temple which existed at the time of Jesus. The Romans destroyed the third temple in the year 70 AD .
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