The only Temple that Scriptures says will be rebuilt is the Tabernacle of David. King David flew in the spirit as prophet, priest and king. One of the places connected to him in the Hebrew Hekhalot literature is the “Great School which is in the Firmament.”
“When David went up to the Great School which is in the Firmament, there was set for him a throne of fire which was forty parasangs in height and double in length and double in breadth. And when David came and sat upon his throne which was prepared for him opposite the throne of his Creator (and all the kings of the house of David sit before him, and all the kings of the house of Israel stand behind him) at once David arose and uttered songs and praises [such as] ear hath not heard from [the creation of] the world. And when David began and said, ‘The Lord shall rule forever; thy God, Zion, to all generations, Hallelujah!’ Metatron and all his servants began and said, ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts, all the earth is full of His glory,’ and the beasts praise God saying, ‘Blessed be the glory of the Lord from His [dwelling] place,’ and the Firmaments say, ‘The LORD shall reign forever,’ and all the earth saith, ‘The Lord has been King, the Lord is King, the Lord shall be King, forever and ever,’ and all the kings of the house of David say, ‘The Lord shall be King over all the earth, in that day shall the Lord be ONE and His Name One.’” (Hekhalot Rabbati, 126)
Hekhalot is the Hebrew word for “palaces” and relates to visions of ascents into heavenly palaces. Hekhalot literature is based upon earlier sources, including traditions about the heavenly ascents of Enoch found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. Hekhalot Rabbati means “Greater Palaces,” which details an ascent of Rabbi Ishmael.
~ Robin Main
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