Will a Third Temple Be Built in 2010?

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There is a news report from Israel of a 19th century prophecy that suggests that construction for a third temple will be begun in 2010:

Will the Third Temple be built next year?

Israel Today – Nov 30, 2009

According to a centuries-old rabbinical prophecy that appears to be coming true, on March 16, 2010, Israel will begin construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.


I will go on record and state that a third temple will not be completed in the Temple Mount area in Jerusalem in 2010.  The political situation simply does not seem to be able to allow it.

Now that does not mean that some Jews may not build implements for a third temple (this has already occurred) or that some may not try to start some construction somewhere in that area.

But a complete third temple will not be done in 2010.

However, as the Europeans are now working on a peace plan for the Middle East  it may be possible that it could allow for some type of temple activities.  But even that would seem to be questionable at this stage.

Either way, since a temple in Jerusalem is NOT required for Jews perform sacrifices according to the Bible (Ezra 3:6) and certain Jewish sources (like the current Temple Institute), Bible prophecies related to sacrifices can be fulfilled even if no third temple is built during this age.  But it may be that this 19th century prophecy will motivate some to try to do something in March 2010.

An article of related interest would be:

Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required? Although people like Timothy LaHaye teach a third Jewish temple is required, who is ‘the temple of God” in the New Testament?  What does the Bible teach about the temple in the end-times?  Do Jewish sources or the Bible mandate a completed temple for sacrifices?  What did Ezra do when there was no temple?

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