The Height of Har Habayis
The Gemara in Zevachim (54b) says that the Beis Hamikdash is higher than the whole Eretz Yisroel, except for Ein Eitam, which is twenty-three amos higher than the Azarah. However, there is a problem, because nowadays, the top of Har Habayis is 744 meters (2440 feet) above sea level, but all the mountains around it, like Har Hazeisim and Har Tziyon, are higher than that! Also, Ein Eitam, (as said in a previous post,) is 830 meters (2725 feet) above sea level, which is much more than twenty-three amos higher!
I have added the first chapter of a description of the First Beis Hamikdash.
My name is Mendel Lewis.
This year is a Hakhel year. To learn about this special year, and what we should do about it, visit the following links:
The Year of Hakhel - Celebrating Jewish Unity - 5783 -- A Year of Unity (chabad.org)
Shnas Hakhel - Home
Hahkel Nation 5783 (hakhelnation.com)
Hashem said to Yechezkel, "Its reading in the Torah is as great as its building. Go and say it to them, and they will occupy themselves to read the form of it in the Torah. And in reward for its reading, that they occupy themselves to read about it, I count it for them as if they were occupied with the building of it. (Tanchuma tzav 14)