Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to step inside Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem? It may surprise you to learn that Jesus himself never had this experience, since he never entered the Temple itself. Only selected priests were allowed into the Temple sanctuary. And only the High Priest, once a year on the Day of Atonement, could go into the Holy of Holies in the back of the Temple. In fact, there’s only one scene in the entire New Testament that takes place inside the Temple itself. The priest Zechariah was chosen by lot to enter the … Continue reading What Did the Temple Look Like in Jesus’ Time?