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Solomon’s Temple replica to be built in Brazil

(JTA) — A $200 million replica of King Solomon’s Temple will be built in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The 10,000-seat replica of the Temple, which was destroyed in 587 BCE, will be built by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, a Brazilian Pentecostal church.

Bishop Eder Macedo, the church’s founder and leader, said the Temple replica will be about 413 feet high, according to the British newspaper The Guardian.

The structure, designed by Brazilian architect Rogerio Silva de Araujo, will take four years to complete, according to the Guardian.

While parts of  the original King Solomon’s Temple were inlaid with gold, the replica will be built of Jerusalem stone imported from Israel at a cost of $8 million.

"It is going to be a knockout, it is going to be …  the most beautiful of all," Macedo said. "The outside will be exactly the same as that which was built in Jerusalem."
 

 

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