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1. Question : Request for Scriptural / Historical References
When Jesus was dedicated in "The Temple", was it considered a "Third Temple"?
Is there any Scriptural support that it was considered "Ezra's Temple", the "Second Temple", or as a "Third"? Is there any Historical evidence either way?
NASB, Luke 2:27 - Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required,
2. Out-of-Scope : Rabbinic Opinion
Rabbinic opinion has a "creative" solution to this - which may be addressed in Judaism.SE, Why is Herod's Temple Not Considered a “Third Temple”?