We know that on the temple Mount that the first temple by Solomon was built. Then later after that had been torn down the second temple was built by Nehemiah & others. Now from scripture (Ezekiel) we are told that there will be a third temple built on this very spot, the Temple Mount. Now every reference to all three temples on this site was a translation of the Greek word `Hieron.`
Any temple erected elsewhere was invariably from the Greek word `Naos.` This word is frequently rendered `meeting place,` `dwelling` or `Synagogue.`
Now people believe that this temple on Mount Moriah has to be built before the Lord returns because of the `abomination` in the Holy Place that the Lord & the Apostle Paul spoke of in Matt. 24: 15 & 2 Thess. 2: 4. But that is incorrect & has caused much confusion. it is the word `Naos,` (temple elsewhere) that is used for the temple that the Anti-Christ will set up the abomination. And this temple has already been built.
On August 1982 in the presence of the prime Minister, Menachem Begin, Members of Cabinet & other notables, the Jerusalem great Synagogue was dedicated. it is situated in King George Street, & is constructed from the same local stone as was Solomon`s Temple. The central feature is a high tower containing five magnificent stain-glass windows, topped by two tablets of stone, bearing the ten Commandments.
In the interior, marble has been used extensively, especially for the Ark situated beneath the stained-glass windows. This, I believe is the Holy Place which will be desecrated by the `Abomination` referred to by Jesus.
The Temple referred to by the Apostle Paul is Built!
Solomon`s Temple, sacred Place is referred to as `Hieron,` as in John 10: 23 - Jesus was walking in the temple (hieron) in the portico of Solomon.`
Whereas the Apostle Paul uses the Greek word `Naos,` when referring to the abomination set up in the temple at Jerusalem but not at the Mount Moriah site.
`(the anti - Christ) who opposes & exalts himself above every so called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple (Naos) of God, displaying himself as being God.` (2 Thess 2: 4)