The Temple Institute: A Day in the Life of the Holy Temple: Night in the Holy Temple: Sleeping Arrangements

Night in the Holy Temple: Sleeping Arrangements

The Place of the Fire also housed the sleeping facilities for those on duty in the Temple, like the priestly dormitory. Whichever family division would be reponsible for the next day's service come morning's light would sleep in this room the night before. Some would sleep on the floor, and some on specially-constructed "bunk beds:" wide slabs of cut stone were built into the walls of this rooms, extending out in alternating, overlapping fashion like steps, one on top of another, so that none extended over the other.

The elders, being more sensitive, would sleep on these stones slabs; the younger priests slept on the floor.

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