Are there other good characters in the tanach that built a mizbeach after the beit hamikdash had been built?

  • why do you ask specifically about tanakh?
    – Double AA
    Apr 26, 2015 at 17:55
  • @DoubleAA looking for reliable source.
    – alice fine
    Apr 26, 2015 at 17:59
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    @DoubleAA is it Alice's fault that an answer was given that ignored her request for sources in Tanakh? It was a clearly stated requirement that was ignored by someone else that you are not currently haranguing. Apr 26, 2015 at 22:55
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    @DoubleAA the least we can we is take the question as written (hyper)literally. To do anything else is to impute unsupported intentions to a person neither you (unless I am mistaken) nor I (certain about this one) know. Apr 26, 2015 at 23:07
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    @BSteinhurst While such a policy may seem reasonable a priori, I've seen too many questions where answering hyper-literally wastes everyone's time by not answering the intended question. So in practice, you have to use good sincere judgement. (I have never met the OP though I'm sure (s)he's a fine individual.)
    – Double AA
    Apr 26, 2015 at 23:10

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Yes, the Temple of Onias

מקדש חוניו היה מרכז פולחן יהודי במצרים. הוא היה מבנה בצורת בית המקדש ובתוכו מזבח, שבנה חוניו בלאונטופוליס, אשר שכנה במחוז של העיר און (הליופוליס) במצרים. המקדש התגלה בחפירות הארכאולוגיות במשלחת בראשות הארכאולוג האנגלי פלינדרס פיטרי. החפירות התקימו בשנים 1905 - 1906.

This is not in t'nach since it was in the time of the second Bais ha-Mikdosh, but it is 'mentioned' in t'nach that one day there would be a mizbeach in Egypt.

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    The OP asked for "good characters," and Chonyo's character was ambiguous at best. See the opinions of Rabbi Meir and Rabbi Yehuda in M'nachos 109b.
    – Fred
    Apr 26, 2015 at 19:42
  • @Fred I appreciate what you write and I am new here. I am not sure that all answers have to 'exactly' answer the question.
    – cham
    Apr 26, 2015 at 19:52
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    Well then, @cham, allow me to welcome you to Mi Yodeya! Thanks for your contributions here thus far. You can familiarize yourself with this site by taking the tour, and, more specifically, reading the page on how best to answer questions here. Answers should ideally answer the precise question being asked. This answer is interesting, but, if it were me, I'd post it as a comment or include it in a more expanded answer since it doesn't precisely answer the question on its own.
    – Fred
    Apr 26, 2015 at 20:08

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