Asher S. Kaufman, The Temple of Jerusalem, Part 1: Tractate Middot (Jerusalem: Har Ye‘ra’eh Press, 1991), an eclectic scientific edition in Hebrew, with English summary and figure captions.
Mishnah Kélim 1.6–1.9.
Incidentally, Jacobson mistakenly named the outer wall of Har Habbayit the sorég (part two).
Josephus, The Jewish War 1.401.
Ezekiel 8:16 is very emphatic: “Then He brought me into the Inner Court of the House of the Lord, and there, at the entrance to the Holy Place of the Lord, between the Porch and the Altar, were about twenty-five men, their backs to the Holy Place of the Lord, and their faces to the east, and they were bowing down to the sun in the east.” Sukkah 5.4 relates that in Second Temple times, during the festival of Tabernacles, two officiants made their way from the upper gate that leads down from the Court of Israel to the Court of the Women to the gate that leads out to the east: “They reached the gate that leads out to the east, they turned their faces to the west and said: ‘Our fathers who were in this place [turned with] their backs to the Holy Place of the Lord, and their faces to the east, and they were bowing down to the sun in the east.’”
Asher S. Kaufman, “Surface Measure in Ancient Israel: The Case of Middot 2.1,” Bekhol Derakhekha Daehu—Journal of Torah and Scholarship 4 (1997), pp. 77–79 (English).
For example, C.M. Watson, “The Site of the Temple,” Palestine Exploration Fund, Quarterly Statement 29 (1896), pp. 47–60 (see p. 57).
Ofer Livne, “The Sanctity of Jerusalem in Islam according to the ‘Fadaµ’il al-Quds’ Literature” (Ph.D. diss., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1985; in Hebrew), vol. 1, p. 284. The source of the quotation in Arabic is folio 21b of a single extant manuscript by Ibn al-Muraggaµ, about 1030–1040 C.E. The reference is Tübingen University Library, M.a.VI–27. The quotation is repeated by Sayûti, 1470 C.E. See, for example, Guy le Strange, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 19 (1887), pp. 247–305 (p. 277).