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Kresta in the Afternoon – May 19, 2021 – Hour 2

Stephen Smith explains the importance of the Jewish Temple.

To Dwell in the House of the Lord: The Importance of the Jewish Temple 

Throughout the Old and New Testaments we read about the Temple, the center of the Jewish faith and the entire Jewish world. It’s impossible to fully grasp the life, death and Resurrection of Christ, the travels of St Paul or the writings of the early Church without fully understanding the Theology of the Temple. Stephen Smith joins us to explore the connections between the ancient temple and our modern Church.

Stephen Smith is the author of The House of the Lord: A Catholic Biblical Theology of God’s Temple Presence in the Old and New Testaments, one of the bestselling Catholic books on Amazon. He’s an Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at Mount St Marys Seminary and is also the author of The Word of the Lord: 7 Essential Principles for Catholic Scripture Study. Visit and find his audio recordings at He has launched a social media community for House of the Lord called the Outer Court. Check out for weekly podcasts, discussion groups and much more.

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