What are the Historical Sources for the Second Temple?
There are five primary sources for the study of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, the Temple of Herod. They are:
The Books of Maccabees
The Dead Sea Scrolls
*War book 5, chapter 5; Antiquities book 15 chapter 11
**tractates Middot, Tamid, Yoma, Shekalim
These five sources along with archaeological discoveries provide us with sufficient information about the Temple of Herod during the time of Jesus.