Temple Mount

religious site in the Old City of Jerusalem

The Temple Mount is a religious site in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is a holy place in Judaism and Islam.

Temple Mount
Hebrew: Har HaBayith
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view of Temple Mount
Highest point
Elevation743 m (2,438 ft)
Coordinates31°46′43″N 35°14′5″E / 31.77861°N 35.23472°E / 31.77861; 35.23472

In Judaism it is the location of the two Jewish Temples, and is believed to be the place where Adam was born, where Adam built an altar for God, where Cain and Abel offer their sacrifices, and where Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice.[1] In Hebrew it is called Har haBáyit (הַר הַבַּיִת) or Har haMoria (הַר הַמוריה).

In Islam, the Temple Mount is believed to be the place where Muhammad ascended to Heaven. It Arabic it is known as the Haram (الحرم الشريف, al-Ḥaram al-Šarīf), which means "Noble Sanctuary".

It is also associated with Biblical prophets who are venerated in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.



  1. "TEMPLE IN RABBINICAL LITERATURE - JewishEncyclopedia.com". www.jewishencyclopedia.com.

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