0th Temple

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0th Temple

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1 Samuel 1:9
Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the Lord.
עלי הכהן ישב על־הכסא על־מזוזת היכל יהוה

This the first time "temple" appears in the King James, but this is before "THE temple" was apparently built. So what is this temple? the 0th temple?

1 Samuel 1:24
The house of the LORD in Shiloh
בית־יהוה שלו

Judges 18:31
the house of God was in Shiloh.
בית־האלהים בשלה

Jeremiah 26:9
This house shall be like Shiloh
כשלו יהיה הבית הזה

So apparently, the temple being built in Ezra-Nehemiah, was modelled after the temple in Shiloh. In fact King Solomon is rarely mentioned outside Chronicles and Kings. Solomon is not mentioned in Isaiah, Haggai, Ezra, Jeremiah and Daniel. The so-called books concerning the so-called rebuilding of the temple of Solomon does not mention him by name.
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