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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ. The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple
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TUE KSiarrrs TSHPLASS. a small door, and descending several flights of steps at the south-east corner of the inclosure. Adjoining the sacred edifice, the emperor erected hospitals, or houses o f refuge, for travellers, sick people, and mendicants of all nations ; the foundations whereof, composed of handsome Roman masonry, are stiU visible on either side of the southern end of the building. On the conquest of Jerusalem by the Moslems, this venerable church was converted into a mosque, and was called O'jamé al Acsa; it was enclosed, together with the great Mussulman Temple of the Lord erected by the Caliph Omar, within a large area by a high stone wall, which runs around the edge of the summit of Mount Moriah, and guards from the profane tread of the unbeliever the whole of that sacred ground whereon once stood the gorgeous temple of the wisest of kings.* When the Holy City was taken by the crusaders, the O'jamé al Acsa, with the various buildings constructed around it, became the property of the kings of Jerusalem ; and is denominated by William of Tyre " the palace," or " royal house to the south of the Temple of the Lord, vulgarly called the Temple of 8ohmon."-\ It was this edifice or temple on Mount Moriah which wasvappropriated to the use of the poor fellow-soldiers of Jesus Christ, as they had n o church and n o particular place o f * Phocaa believes the whole space around these buildings to be the area of the ancient temple. 'Ev r& αρχαίο* ÎOTTC&U τον τηριώννμον ραου CKtfjOÒ τον ϊολαμάίρτοϊ fowpovpowr . . . 'Ήξβΰθιν 3« του ναον itrri ιηριαολιον p*ya AiftjoTwroK το *α\αιον, its οΐμαί, τοο μτγαλΛν ναβν Wxe5t»v,—Pftoca descrivi. Terr. Sana, cap. xiv. Colon. 1653. Ί* Quibus quonizun ncque ecclesia erat, neque certum babebaat doroîcîliuin, Rex in Palatiosuu, quod flecue Templum Dombii ad awtraiem hobct partem, eis concessit hobitaculum,—tftff. Tyr, lib. xii. cap. 7. And in another place, gpeakhtg of tho Temple of tho Lord, be says. Ab Amiro vero dumiim habet Kegioin, quje vulgtiri appellation» Templum Salomona dicitui.—lb. lib. viii. cap. 3.

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