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Israel Tour Pictures - Temple Mount Where Jesus Overturned the Tables

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The Temple Mount is the most holy of all sites to Jews. It is where Jesus overturned the tables of the money changers.
Temple Mount

Temple Mount

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The Temple Mount is the most holy of all sites to the Jews. Since it was first constructed by King Solomon in 950 BC, two Temples have been rebuilt at the site. Jews believe the third and final Temple will be located here. Today the site is under Islamic authority, and is the location of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. It was at this site that Jesus overturned the moneychangers.

Mark 11:15-17
When they arrived back in Jerusalem, Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out the people buying and selling animals for sacrifices. He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves, and he stopped everyone from using the Temple as a marketplace. He said to them, "The Scriptures declare, 'My Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations,' but you have turned it into a den of thieves." (NLT)

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