Figure of the Temple
AAAA The Inner Court.
g d The Altar of Burnt-Offering
Ag Ad The Place of Offering Sacrifice. The Thusiasterion. a The Holy of Holies.
To these two courts, (of which only, and not of more, the Scripture makes mention,) a third was added in after ages, namely, in the temple of Herod; with another wall built in the circumference of the temple, which was called that of the Gentiles and unclean persons; but this was not accounted sacred, nay more, on the columns erected, there was inscribed in Greek and Latin letters, "Let no stranger of another tribe pass through into the holy place." Josephus de Bello Judaico, 1-6. cvi. Greek 18.