Second Temple: Historical Sources The primary material sources for the description of The Second Temple are few. They are
Josephus - Antiquities, Josephus – The Wars of the Jews,
The Mishna – Tractate Middoth, The New Testament,
and The Talmud.
Original Authorities on Herod's Temple ISBE
The original authorities on Herod's temple are chiefly the descriptions in Josephus (Ant., XV, xi, 3, 5; BJ, V, v, etc.), and the tractate Middoth in the Mishna. The data in these authorities, however, do not always agree.