Sunday, February 11, 2018

Ritmeyer on the Antonia Fortress

TEMPLE MOUNT WATCH: The Antonia Fortress. A guard to the real Temple Mount in Jerusalem (Leen Ritmeyer).
... As promised, I now hope to deal with yet another aspect of the Temple Mount that proponents of the City of David location often bring up in support of their theory, i.e. the Antonia Fortress.

These theorisers have a problem with the existing walls of the Temple Mount and have therefore suggested that they must have belonged to the Antonia Fortress that stood north of the Temple. Such a suggestion shows ignorance of and contradicts the historical sources and archaeological evidence. ...
Background here. Jerome Murphy O'Connor agreed with Dr. Ritmeyer about the Antonia Fortress. The Fortress has been in recent news noted here and here.

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