Dr. Jonathan Kaplan is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Judaism in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His research and teaching focus on the study of the Hebrew Bible and the history of its interpretation in the Second Temple and early Rabbinic periods. He is the author of My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs (Oxford University Press, 2015).
In Part 1, Dr. Kaplan explored the history of the two Temples. In this episode, he looks at the history of the two domes: the Dome of the Rock (the Islamic shrine on the site of the former Second Temple) and the Dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.