A few months ago the world discovered Alec Garrard’s model of Herod’s Temple. I was traveling a lot then, and many of the blogs covered the news, so I let it go. I suppose I received 10 or 12 emails from readers informing me about the articles. Well, finally, here it is for those who missed it.
Garrard is a 78 year old retired property developer from Norfolk in the East of England who has spent 33,000 hours researching and building a model of Herod’s Temple. It is fascinating that one person spends so much time on a project. The Daily Mail reporter comments on this.
And while he sees it as a form of relaxation, he says his wife thinks he is mad. ‘She wishes she’d married a normal person,’ he said.
The Telegraph has added an album of nice photos here.
Walter Bingham of Israel National News has a report about the model, including an interview with Garrard, here.
HT: Reminder – Joseph I. Lauer.
Update: I see that Leen Ritmeyer has a set of PowerPoint slides based on Garrard’s model. Full details here.