What you are failing to say, Inglesva, is that the only difference between 'as a lion' and 'piercing' (in Hebrew) is found in the punctuation of the Hebrew root, which varies in the different Hebrew manuscripts.
More importantly, the different readings don't make a big difference in interpretation, because the early Masorites had reached a similar interpretation to their Christian counterparts. In other words, injuries are caused to hands and feet no matter what the simile or verb. It's not going to stop Christians seeing Psalm 22 as a prophecy of the crucifixion. The very words spoken by Jesus from the cross are a pointer to the Psalm!
The whole thing is about David's trials, and later groups trying to change that - makes no difference to what it actually says.
I added Psalm 22:21 because it shows they KNEW this was a lion
. They don't bother changing the meaning to "dog" in 21, or 13, as they did in 18. Verse 21 continues the text and shows beyond any doubt that 18 is lion.
Verse 13 also shows that it is a lion. and 12 shows that these animals represent different groups fighting David.
Verses 12 and 13 also tell us beyond any doubt that this is King David - and not some future Jesus. 12 and 13 tells us the attacking lions are the strong of Bashan, whom were fighting David.
Psa 22:12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong of Bashan have beset me round.
Psa 22:13 They
gaped upon me with
their mouths, as a
ravening and a roaring lion.
Psalm 22:16 "k'ari b'yadai v'raglai" - "Like a lion
(they) are at my hands and feet." The disputed word here is "k'ari" which is spelled kaph - aleph - resh - yud. Ari is a lion, and that "kaph" before it means "like" or "as."
Psalm 22:21 Save me from the lion's
"At his hands and feet" - merely means David is hindered in his actions to move
- this is why he calls upon YHVH.
So Solomon built a Temple, and God filled that house with HIS presence as he said he would.
Now, we ask, Is this the temple that God would build? Answer, no. The proof being that God allowed the Babylonians to sack the Temple, and the Romans to completely flatten the one that replaced it! Solomon's temple was temporary, just as the tabernacle had been temporary. It lasted longer than the tabernacle, but it wasn't going to last forever. Yet God's temple does last forever!
History is proving a point that you are failing to acknowledge. God wants His people to be HOLY - to live in spirit and in truth. This is only possible if people repent and accept Christ.
Your "History" is proving nothing.
"Is this the Temple that God would build?"
Yes - it says so. The establishing of the house/kingdom forever, and the Temple.
1Ch 28:2 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As for me,
in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building:
1Ch 28:3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou hast been
a man of war, and hast shed blood.
1Ch 28:4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen Judah to be
the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my father he liked me to make me
king over all Israel:
1Ch 28:5 And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon
my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD
1Ch 28:6 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father.
1Ch 28:7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever
, if he be constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day.
1Ch 28:8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the LORD your God: that ye may possess this good land, and leave it
for an inheritance for your children after you for ever.
1Ch 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
1Ch 28:10 Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary
: be strong, and do it.
1Ch 28:11 Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern
of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat,
1Ch 28:12 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit,
of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:
Here we have the building of two of YHVH's "houses".
The establishment of the Kingdom of Judah, forever.
And his House/Temple. It says he gave his plans to David through the SPIRIT, and tells us his chosen, SOLOMON, is to build it. Then he dwells in it (cloud).
So the answer is - yes it is.
The Kingdom and Temple