Structure of Solomon’s Temple

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Structure of Solomon’s Temple

The Angels blowing trumpets placed on top of the porch

Area :  The Temple area accommodates two thousand persons within the main hall and ten thousand persons within its courtyard.    There is no length and breadth. The length of all the four sides is equal and it has the shape of a square. The length is 180 ft. and its breadth is 180 ft. The total area then covers 32,400 sq.ft. The interior of the Temple building is 120 ft. ×120 ft., which is the main hall. A proportional size veranda 30 ft. wide is attached to the exterior of the main hall on all the four sides. The veranda/porch may provide a shelter for people with its sizable seating capacity. The porch is called ‘The Porch of Solomon’s Temple’.

Design:  The main building has twelve main doors, three doors each on one side, corresponding to the other side. The faces of the Temple exactly face South, North, East, and West. There is no specific anterior/front side. All the four sides may be used as its front side. Above the porch, on all the four sides, is erected the tall pillars, carrying 7-David’s stars representing angels/messengers of the 7 churches of Revelation (Rev. 1:20). On each of the pillar, a picture of the Cross of Jesus Christ and the emblem of the Holy Church are embedded. Atop of the porch, an idol of two Angels blowing trumpets, facing the top of the pillar, flanked the northern side of the pillar, which is now used as the main entrance.

          Four towers (steeples) cornered the main hall of Temple. The tower is square shaped. A six-sided spire with a crown on top of it, is standing high at the top of the tower, surrounded by four mini-spires at the four corners.

          There is two intersecting horizontal ridges crossing the middle of the pitch roof, so that from above in the air, the ridges form a cross representing the new covenant. The structural framework of the upper covering is made up of roof truss. There are no partition walls inside, for our Lord by his death, had rented the veil of the temple from top to bottom and the new elects are all royal priests (Matt. 27:51; I Pet 2:9).

          The Temple has 32 windows, 32 ventilations, and 32 skylights. The Temple building is not constructed on a flat ground. It is a four storied building and the fourth storey is used as a floor of the Temple.

Temple Complex:  Within its compound, the temple complex have natural park covered by various forest trees to shade and the fruits for birds and squirrels of different kinds meant for their sanctuary. There will be standard restaurant on a hill-for visitors to rest awhile. The complex will house educational institution, social service centre such as to care for destitute with de-addiction Centre and polyclinic hospital as well.

Estimate: The estimated cost of the Temple is approximately two million dollars and the attached institutional buildings will cost about one million dollars, from the site preparation to the finishing touch with furnishing. The cost is revisable according to inflationary trends.

Finance:  Most of the financial needs are contributed by the church members. Donation was also collected worldwide, but the input received from this was not very significant. Visitors from time to time, donated considerable amount of money to the Temple authority, which is worthy of appreciation. However, there is no compulsory collections/entry fee/charge to the visitors.

Progress:  Nearly half of the construction work is being completed and work is still in progress. In spite of this, the Temple has become one of the major tourist attraction/destination in the state of Mizoram. Foreigners and even the local people often visited the place and the Temple site is worth to pay a visit.  The place is so quite, calm and peaceful. It is surrounded by evergreen forest and is considered as one of the most beautiful building/church in the whole region.






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