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What are the differences between a synagogue and a temple?

The OP has partly answered his own question. The temple did everything that the local synagogue did. However, the temple had a function not enjoyed by the local synagogue and that was to serve as the ...
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What are the differences between a synagogue and a temple?

I endorse @Dottard's answer but I would add than in modern Judaism, the synagogue has largely replaced the temple. In fact, many modern Jews often say "I am going to temple" when they are ...
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Why does Paul say that God doesn’t dwell in temples made with hands?

General Survey The statement of Act 17:24 specifically states: does not dwell in temples made with hands To "dwell" (κατοικέω) means (from BDAG): to live in a locality for any length of time, ...
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Uncut stone for altar

I see no contradiction. Deuteronomy 27:5-6 says: There, too, you shall build an altar to your God יהוה, an altar of stones. Do not wield an iron tool over them; you must build the altar of your God ...
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Why should the ten lepers return to give glory to God?

And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. [Luke 17:15,16 KJV] ...
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Why is it significant for the author to point out that no iron tools were used on the site of Solomon's temple? (1 Kings 6:7)

This is because the stone was already honed from the quarry from which it was taken so it did not require to be chizzeled or hammered at the building sight. It only required to be put in position. ...
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Does 1st Kings say that pi = 3?

Let us take a look at all the measures (of time, length, surface, and volume) involved in 1 Kings 6-7, describing the construction of Solomon's Temple : 1 Kings 6:1  In the four hundred and ...
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Why was the prophecy of Zechariah 4:9 - that Zerubbabel would finish building the Temple - not fulfilled?

Historically Zerubbabel did not complete God's house, namely the restored Temple of Jerusalem. It was finished in a later generation during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah. Ezra 4 describes how ...
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What are the differences between a synagogue and a temple?

The essential difference is that you did not offer sacrifice in a synagogue. You took your sacrifice to the Temple and offered it there. Deuteronomy 12:10-14 But after you have crossed the Jordan ...
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In Luke, Was Jesus Dedicated in the Second Temple, or Third?

Excellent question. It was the second temple. More specifically it was King Herod's rebuilt second temple. He began the project in 19 BC and aspects of this rebuild lasted 75 years. This information ...
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Building temple in I Kings 6

Gold, like lead, can be fashioned with wooden tools. Lead flashings on roofs are still, to this day, fashioned with the same wooden tools used in Roman times. I have done it myself when I did an ...
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Did Elijah violate the law in 1 Kings 18:19-20?

Elijah did not violate the Law, because he performed no sacrifice Of course, that is not strictly true. He gave up his time for God, and maybe put himself in danger, and generally presented his body ...
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Is there a Temple in the New Jerusalem? (Rev. 3:12 vs. Rev. 21:22-23)

The word ναός (naos) = "temple" is used in several distinct senses in the NT: Literally, of temples generally, eg, Acts 17:24, 19:24, including the temple in Jerusalem, Matt 23:17, 35, 27:5,...
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Hermeneutics on "Not one stone left upon another"

Indeed, there are more places that use the phrase "stone upon another": Matt 24:2 - And answering, He said to them, "Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, no not even a ...
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What are the differences between a synagogue and a temple?

Whenever the Bible refers to "the temple", it means THE Temple (Beit Hamikdash) in Jerusalem. An elaborate and highly structured complex with multiple courtyards and chambers (including the ...
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The Temple Tax paid by a fish

Peter did not lie and that text does not suggest this. Here is my translation of the question in Matt 17:24 - But now, they arrived at Capernaum, those collecting the didrachma tax came to Peter and ...
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Where does John get the idea that Jesus' comment about the Temple was really about his own body?

What may have been John's source for believing this ? ...other than the obvious ?... John 2:18-22 The Jews then said to Him, “What sign do You show us as your authority for doing these things?” ...
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What is the Veil mentioned in Hebrews 6:19?

The Bible use of "veil" is quite consistent throughout the Bible as the following analysis shows. The Old Testament Hebrew word for veil, פָּרֹ֫כֶת (paroketh), occurs just 24 times and always denotes ...
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Reason for old men weeping in Ezra 3

The account of weeping and joy is ambiguous and the narrative does not resolve the ambiguity. Were they weeping because the first temple was so much better than the second ? Or were they weeping with ...
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Did Elijah violate the law in 1 Kings 18:19-20?

Actually, this is far less complicated than it appears. The ministry of the prophet Elijah was well-after the time of Solomon and thus during the divided kingdom. Elijah largely worked in the ...
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Leviticus 16 - Does the casting of the lots mean that the two goats are actually one sacrifice?

Yes, I believe it's to show it is the same sacrifice. This originated in the fall: Genesis 3:21,24 (KJV 1900) 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. ...
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Uncut stone for altar

Well the glib answer is that it would be hard to build a temple with uncut stones. The more serious answer is that you are right, the temple is a work of man and so must point to something else, ...
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Hermeneutics on "Not one stone left upon another"

I believe the answer to this question is virtually the opposite of the suggestion made in the OP, i.e. in place of both prophecies being hyperbole, both are quite literal and focused on The Temple. ...
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Antiochus Epiphanes

Antiochus IV is not mentioned in the Book of Daniel, although there is little doubt that he is the person referred to. The sources for him include the Books of Maccabees, Polybius and Josephus. He ...
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Was Paul arguing that Christians are the "true Temple," in contrast The Temple?

The temple building in the city of Jerusalem was just as real when Paul wrote that as it had been from the start of Herod the Great beginning to build it in 20 B.C. It was really there, it was really ...
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What happened to the poles once the Ark was placed in the Solomon's Temple?

I think you are mistaken here. The literal translation of ויאריכו is "and they lengthened". The root of this word is ארך which in Hebrew means "long", thus ויאריכו is to be rendered lengthened. ...
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