The Triglyph in the Temple
New stone and clay models of temples illuminate an architectural element of the biblical temple as described in texts such as Ezekiel 41:6. In the image of the stone model above, note the seven groups of roof-beams, three planks in each. Such a beam is termed a triglyph, and with it we now have a handle on the Hebrew term צֵלָע. The portable shrines (shrine models) were recently unearthed at a border city of Judah from the time of King David, Khirbet Qeiyafa in the valley of Elah southwest of Jerusalem.