Feb 8, 2016

Temple Mount

Roman street beneath temple Mount.
Photo © David E. Graves

Temple Mount (General Area) - Jerusalem

Not an excavation site but many excavation sites.

Liberty Excavation Reports NOT PERMITTED as a topic because it is too general.

INDEX of Sites

NOTE: On the Temple Mount/City of David (Jerusalem) Excavation Paper, because there are so many projects in Jerusalem connected with the Temple Mount (the Temple Mount Sifting Project, Western Wall Tunnels excavations, Southern Temple Mount excavations, the archaeological park, Palace of David excavations, Givati Parking Lot excavations, Warren’s Gate, Hezekiah’s tunnel [including Ghihon Spring], pool of Siloam, Robinson’s arch, etc.), I would strongly advise that you select one of these and focus on that one topic. Otherwise, you will not be doing any one of them justice. This City of David LINK might get you started. Leen Ritmeyer is the world's leading expert on the Temple Mount. BLOG


  • Smith, Daniel. 2016. 3D video of Solomon's Temple. LINK
  • Joel Kramer of Sourceflix has posted a 6-minute long video called “The Mountain of the Lord” which has spectacular aerial footage of the Temple Mount. LINK
  • Joel Kramer of Sourceflix. 2016. The Topography of Jerusalem and Mount Moriah. 3 model video. LINK

 Journal Articles

  • Amiran, R., and Eitan, A. 1970. "Excavations in the Courtyard of the Citadel, Jerusalem 1968–1969 (Preliminary Report)." IEJ 20: 9–17.
  • Avigad, Nahman. Discovering Jerusalem. Nashville, Tenn.: Nelson, 1983.
  • Bahat, Dan. "Jesus and the Herodian Temple Mount," In Jesus and Archaeology, edited by James H. Charlesworth, 300–308. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2006.
  • Evans, Craig A. ed., The World of Jesus and the Early Church: Identity and Interpretation in Early Communities of Faith. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2011.
  • Evans, Craig A., Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence. London, U.K.: SPCK, 2012.
  • Geva, Hillel, ed. Ancient Jerusalem Revealed. Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Exploration Society, 1994.
  • Gonen, R. "Was the Temple Mount Once a Cemetery?" BAR 11 no.3 (1985): 44–55.
  • Greenberg, Raphael. "Extreme Exposure: Archaeology in Jerusalem 1967–2007. "Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites 11 Nos 3–4 (2009): 262–81. Academia.edu PDF
  • Johns, C. N. "The Citadel, Jerusalem: A Summary of Work Since 1934." Quarterly of the Department of Antiquities in Palestine 14 (1950): 121–90.
  • Kenyon, Kathleeen M. 1967. Jerusalem: Excavating 3000 Years of History. London.
  • Kenyon, Kathleeen M. 1974. Digging Up Jerusalem. New York.
  • Mazar, Benjamin. 1975. The Mountain of the Lord. New York.
  • Mazar, Benjamin. The Temple Mount Excavations in Jerusalem 1968–1978. Qedem Vol. 43, Jerusalem, 2003.
  • Pixner, Bargil. "Mount Zion, Jesus and Archaeology." In Jesus and Archaeology, edited by James H. Charlesworth, 309–322. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2006.
  •  Selavan, Barnea Levi. "15th Annual City of David Conference," Foundation Stone. September 4, 2014.  LINK See this article which reports what various archaeologists have uncovered around Jerusalem in 2014.
  • Vaughn, Andrew G. and Ann E. Killebrew, eds., Jerusalem in Bible and Archaeology: The First Temple Period. SBL Symposium Series 18. Atlanta, Ga.: SBL, 2003.
  • Wiemers, Galyn. Jerusalem: History, Archaeology and Apologetic Proof of Scripture. Waukee, Iowa: Last Hope Books, 2010.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias:

The list of abbreviations can be found here. LINK
  • Geva, Hillel. "The history of Archaeology Research in Jerusalem, The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land. Edited by E. Stern. 4 vols. Jerusalem, 1993 2:8014.
  • Negev, Avraham, and Shimon Gibson, eds. "Jerusalem,"  page 260268 in Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land. New rev., and updated. 1 vols. New York, N.Y.: Continuum International, 2001.
  • Pfeiffer, Charles F., ed. "Jerusalem," pages 309–23 in Wycliffe Dictionary of Biblical Archaeology. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2000.

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