But he didn't desolate it in the same way Neb and Titus did.
Antiochus Epiphanes "polluted" the sanctuary (Holy of Holies) of the Second Temple (Herod simply improved upon the 2nd Temple).
The cleansing and rededication of the 2nd Temple was performed during the reign of the Maccabees. It became a "feast day" and
was the only "feast" that was celebrated in winter. John 10:22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
We call this Hanukkah.
Clearly, there will be a Third Temple, as Paul refers to it: 2 Thess 2:4
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