The Second Temple, the Ark of the Covenant, and the Glory of God


According to Jewish teaching, the 2nd temple lacked 5 things present in the first temple. Ark of covenant,Sacred fire falling from heaven on the sacrifices,The Shekinah, the glory cloud,The Urim and Thummim (on High Priest’s garments, by which the will of God was discerned)The spirit of prophecy. So the Holy of Holies in the second temple period lacked these things which were present in the first...