As we recently studied Mark 13 at church, the very first verse of chapter thirteen caught me and stopped me. It talks about how impressed the disciples were with the temple’s stones.
Mark 13:1 ~ “As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!’”
A little history according to Josephus:
- The temple renovation began in 19 BC and was completed in 64 AD.
- The stones were 40 feet long and 20 feet thick. They were white and highly polished.