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PINNACLE (Gk. pterugion, a "wing, any pointed extremity," (Mt 4:5; Lk 4:9). The NIV translates, "highest point."

It is impossible to decide definitely what portion of the Temple is referred to as the pinnacle. The use of the definite article makes plain that it was not a pinnacle but the pinnacle. Much difference of opinion exists respecting it, but it may be that it was the battlement ordered by law to be added to every roof or the roof of Solomon's Porch..

Whatever its exact location, the pinnacle offered a vast view of Jerusalem.