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Title: Julian and the Rebuilding of the Jerusalem Temple
Author(s): CANSDALE, Lena
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 34 Date: 1996-1997
In this article the author discusses four questions arising from the reports that the Emperor Julian ordered the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem in 362 or early 363. These questions are: (1) 'Was the rebuilding actually started as directed by Julian?', (2) 'If the rebuilding was started, what then stopped it?', (3) 'Why was the rebuilding not mentioned in contemporary Jewish sources?', and 'What were Julian's reasons for ordering the rebuilding of the Temple?'