The first century Jewish Historian, Josephus, once said: “If you’ve not seen the temple in Jerusalem, you’ve not seen beauty.”
I’m sure it was something else. Had it not been a Jewish temple, it most likely would have been considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world.
Where does God dwell? Where will God dwell?
“But will God indeed reside with mortals on the earth? Even heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you, much less this house that I have built!King Solomon – 2 Chronicles 6:18
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth….And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them.John the Seer – Revelation 21:1-3