through the summit of Mount Moriah is today, it was not always
so; extensive substructures still exist beneath the surface,
and there is reason to believe that recourse was held to something
of the kind from the earliest days. Moreover, the ground level
has been raised many feet by the accumulated debris of ages.
This model, showing the original contours of the hill in relation
to the buildings round it, will help in realizing the problems
of the Temple builders.
Wonders of the Past