$300 million King Solomon Temple built in Brazil (video)By Mason White 2:49 PM August 7, 2014
|New King Solomon Temple|
By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A $300 million temple built as a replica to the Jewish temple of King Solomon was opened in Brazil.
A preacher opened the huge building in Sao Paulo last week, designed to be a replica of the original Temple of Solomon as stated in the Old Testament.
The temple, which was built on an entire city block, is an 11-story building. It is complete with stone from Israel, and a helipad for of its founder, Edir Macedo.
Macedo, who is also the founder and leader of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, initiated the idea of building the temple containing 10,000 seats.
Although it does not include all the details that the original Temple of Solomon had, the model is similar, but adorned with modern luxuries.
Some of its great features include Italian marble, and stone imported from Israel. The exterior features 30 soaring columns and there is a dome structure with a copper roof.
The interior walls are adorned with huge menorahs. Macedo wants the temple to be a tourist attraction, but notes that its main purpose is to be a place of worship.
“In this new temple, all without exception, have free access to search for God,” Macedo said.