Courtesy of the excavators.

Size matters. The later temple at Omrit measured 82 by 61 feet, 7 feet longer and 13 feet wider than the first temple. In this plan, the original temple is highlighted in red while blue indicates the later expansion. Though the first temple was a tetrastyle structure, with four columns at its entrance, the second was peristyle, with columns all around its perimeter. The section drawing below shows how the Omrit temple was expanded: Workers laid courses of a wall 5 feet beyond the original podium; they next dumped in earth and covered it with mortar to give them a platform from which to add onto the outer wall.