THREE OF A KIND. Solomon’s Temple and the ‘Ain Dara and Tayinat temples are all what scholars call “long-room” structures, meaning that they are longer front-to-back than they are wide. Debate continues over which known temple is closest to Solomon’s Temple. The relative proportion of length to width at Tayinat is more like Solomon’s, but ‘Ain Dara has a raised inner shrine and outer corridors, as many scholars believe there were in Solomon’s Temple. All three examples feature two columns at the entry, a porch (‘ulam), a main sanctuary (heikhal) and an inner shrine (debir).