The purpose of this post is to present to three different monotheistic versions of a tour of the Temple Mount: Jewish, Christian and Muslim. (Actually five if you include the Israeli Russian language audio walking tour and the Arabic language 3D virtual tour.) It is amazing how this hill became so central to civilization over such a long period.
A Tour Through the Temple Mount Compound – Audio Walking Tour in the Old City of Jerusalem
This version produced by the City of Jerusalem presents the history and architechture of the existing Muslim sites, giving a balanced explanation of the importance of Jerusalem to Islam. Unfortunately, since there there are no archaeological projects on the Temple Mount, the tour deletes the Jewish historical and religious sites yet to be excavated.
In the 7th century, the Muslims reached Jerusalem. The believers of the new religion came forth from the deserts of Arabia, creating a mighty empire. Jerusalem is not mentioned explicitly in the Qur’an, but its Muslim rulers cemented its status – the third most important site to Islam – and built magnificent and impressive buildings in the city.
The “Literature in Praise of Jerusalem” gives special expression to Jerusalem’s importance in Islam, praising the city and emphasizing traditions related to it.
The tour begins at the Dung Gate and ends near the Al Khaldieh library building and the tomb of Baraqa Khan. Highlights include: the Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock, the Golden Gate, the Cotton Merchants’ Market and the Palace of Lady Tunshuq. Time of tour: 2 to 4 hours
Территория Храмовой горы (Russian language version of above)
В рамках нашей экскурсии мы посетим мусульманские святыни, находящиеся на Храмовой горе и вблизи нее.
The Jerusalem Development Authority presents a Guide for the Independent Tourist. The Old City of Jerusalem Audio Walking Tours takes you through the allies of the Old City of Jerusalem in a fascinating journey through time to a city that is the center of religious and spiritual worship for thousands of years.
Walk through the ancient quarters following 15 different tours and explore the churches, synagogues, masques and historical points of interest. Explore the colorful marketplaces and enjoy the smell of exotic local foods. Glimpse the Temple Mount compound where 3 religions meet in a focal point of worship. Visit the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock, the Garden Tomb and many more religious iconic locations. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus, see the Temple’s cycles of birth and destruction, witness the sites of Islam.
The videos on this channel are introductions to all audio tours in the app.
The Temple Mount According to Christian Prophecy
This clip is an evangelical Christian tour of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem with Dr. David Reagan, a good friend of Israel, on the show “Christ in Prophecy!” Dr. Reagan’s tour stresses the Jewish historical and religious importance of the Temple Mount.
A Virtual Walking Tour – The Al Haram Al Sharif
Here we would like to present the English language Muslim version a tour to the Temple Mount (Al Haram Al Sharif), produced by Saudi Aramco. Unfortunately the Saudi Aramco website does not allow us to share or embed the Virtual Walking Tour. So after viewing the introduction you must click the link below. However there is a good clip which describes the Saudi Aramco English language Muslim version of the virtual walking tour to the Temple Mount.