Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1229-1231 Leen Ritmeyer – Jerusalem’s Temple Mount

If you’re studying a drawing of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as it looked in the time of Jesus, or some other historical period, chances are that drawing was made by Leen Ritmeyer.

Ritmeyer is a Temple Mount explorer who ranks right alongside Charles Warren, Charles Wilson and Edward Robinson. They got the jump on him, they were 19th century explorers. But our advantage is that Ritmeyer is still active and publishing his work.

About 13½ years ago I had a chance to talk with Ritmeyer about his work. This series of 3 programs from our archives replays that interview. Leen has a website which offers some examples of his work, as well as a blog with some of his commentary.


Here are some archaeological video reports, on the discovery of 3,500-year old cultic items in northern Israel, and a time lapse report on archaeology at Khirbet Al-Maqatir which may be the site of Ai.


2 responses

  1. Near the end of the broadcast (12:33) you say the mosque of Omar is known as the Dome of the Rock. This is not true. I've made the same mistake in the past. These are 2 completely separate structures. In any event, it was a nice, informative interview!

    May 27, 2010 at 9:24 am

  2. hi, you have nice blog.. u can view also mine..

    June 3, 2010 at 10:05 pm

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