3D Virtual Temple

3D Virtual Temple November 11, 2018

Those of us who read science fiction and/or fantasy, and watch movies and other dramatizations of those stories, know that there is often a gap between what a text describes and what our minds imagine, and another gap between those and what special effects can flesh out nowadays in greater detail. And so, while I’d welcome comments from scholars of the Bible regarding what is depicted, I think there is definitely benefit to this sort of undertaking, to make a 3D video replica of the temple in Jerusalem. Similar efforts in relation to the second temple, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and other sites of historical and religious interest are also valuable.

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  • Gary

    “a gap between what a text describes and what our minds imagine, and another gap between those and what special effects can flesh out“

    Reminds me of a Mormon Temple, especially the Brazen Sea. The real gap is “flesh”. Sanitized, clean, white.

    The missing flesh are the animals being slaughtered. No one who has had to butcher an animal can miss the blood, guts, bile, smell, noise, chaos. Nothing clean about the process. The 3D Temple kind of misses the point. Sanitized.

  • I love the 3D reconstructions done from archaeological digs. This kind of modelling can be helpful as the very act can help you find contradictions/omissions in the description (like crime scene reconstruction).

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    Cool! 😀