I read that the destruction of the first Beis Hamikdash was so thorough that there were no physical remains from the structure. This is not clear from the passukim in vayikra. Does anyone have a source for this?

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    Where did you read this?
    – Harel13
    Feb 12, 2023 at 16:00
  • I read this in Torah Nation by Reb Avigdor Miller Feb 14, 2023 at 8:48

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There may be such pesukim in Vaykira but the more commonly given source is from Tehlim 137 which when discussing the destruction of the Beis Hamakdush says

עָרוּ עָרוּ עַד הַיְסוֹד בָּהּ

which indicates that it was razed down in destruction until it's foundations


The question in itself was mistaken. I asked the question after I read this page but did not have it on hand. I misread the quote which I am attaching: enter image description here

This is talking about the Temple in מצרים, not the Beis Hamikdash. Thank you @schmerel for your answer.

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