The Second Temple Period in Jerusalem

An engaging lecture that begins with the Proclamation of Cyrus, the reestablishment of the altar and the Temple, and the return of a few numbered thousands from Babylon.

 Ezra and Nehemiah rejuvenated the nation physically, politically and spiritually.

Jewish authority was returned to the land, which saw a renaissance under the rule of the Hasmoneans.

The Romans later came and appointed Herod as king, who renovated the Temple. After a decline of political and social morality, Jerusalem was destroyed.

This lecture includes a visual presentation with the latest archealogical finds and sources that characterize the time period.