Erwin Reidinger

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Erwin Reidinger explains the foundation survey of the city of Wiener Neustadt in 1192 at the former Fischauer Tor.
Foundation survey in 1192 in Wiener Neustadt on the main square. A point of the city in front and H point of the main square in the back. Both points on the same line with the portal point of the cathedral of Wiener Neustadt and in the same line with the northwest corner of the city fortifications with the Reckturm

Erwin Reidinger (born February 11, 1942 in Wiener Neustadt ) is an Austrian civil engineer .


Erwin Reidinger attended secondary school and the HTL Mödling , then completed his studies in civil engineering at the Technical University of Vienna and graduated in 1968 with a degree in engineering. From 1968 to 1974 he worked in a civil engineering office. Since 1974 he has been an official expert for construction and from 1992 to 2002 department head in the office of the provincial government of Lower Austria . In 1996 he started with the dissertation topic Planning or Chance. Wiener Neustadt 1192 at the Technical University of Graz for Dr.-techn. PhD.

Erwin Reidinger was involved in numerous cultural and historical research, observed construction sites for archaeological details and presented various writings on them. Over the past five years, he and many others have worked with 2,000 voluntary hours a year to maintain the Winzendorf Church of the Assumption, and in 1991 Winzendorf received the Europa Nostra Prize for this . He has in the field of geodesy and archaeoastronomy historical stakeout , Ostung and Achsknick as churches and Klaus Humpert to urban planning research and staking medieval city foundations and urban growth and is arrived at new results.

Erwin Reidinger is married and has four children and ten grandchildren.

In 2000 he was appointed Knight of the Order of Knights of the Holy Sepulcher by Cardinal Grand Master Carlo Furno and invested on September 23, 2000 by Maximilian Fürnsinn , Grand Prior of the Austrian Lieutenancy .

Reidinger's work on the Jerusalem temple

Erwin Reidinger would like to establish a new research discipline structural archeology, which combines structural , geodetic and astronomical methods in order to reconstruct ancient temples. Based on the kinking of the east wall of the Herodian temple platform, which he identified with the northeast corner of the Solomonic temple with the help of Ez 42  EU , Reidinger believed he could determine the central axis of the Solomonic temple. He then determined when the sun rose through this central axis on the 1st day of Passover during the reign of Solomon , and came to the conclusion that the building was on April 18, 957 BC. Was started. This is an outsider thesis, which also presupposes what Finkelstein and others have questioned, namely that Solomon built the temple.

honors and awards



Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Erwin Reidinger: The temple complex in Jerusalem from Solomon to Herod from the point of view of structural archeology. In: Biblical Notes, Contributions to the Exegetical Discussion , Issue 114/115, Munich 2002, 89–150 (Summary 150), ISSN  0178-2967 ; ders: The Temple Mount Platform in Jerusalem from Solomon to Herod: An Archaeological Re-Examination. In: Assaph, Studies in Art History , Volume 9, Tel Aviv 2004, pp. 1–64; ISSN  0333-6476 ; ders .: The temple in Jerusalem: dating after the sun. In: Biblical Notes, Current Contributions to the Exegesis of the Bible and its World. New series, issue number 128, Salzburg 2006, 81-104 (Summary 102,103), ISSN  0178-2967
  2. Erwin Reidinger, The Temple Complex in Jerusalem from Solomon to Herod from the View of Architectural Archeology (Review) . In: Bernhard Lang (Ed.): International Review Of Biblical Studies 2003-2004 . No. 1666 . Brill, Leiden 2005, p. 383 .
  3. Erwin Reidinger / 2012: Easter 326: Foundation of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem