A Bible prophecy has been realised as the first red heifer in 2,000 years was born in Israel.

The Temple Institute announced the birth on their YouTube channel and said the calf and its mother would undergo "extensive examination" to determine if it's "blemish free".

In the announcement, the Institute said the red female calf "brings the promise of reinstating Biblical purity to the world".

Sacrifice

The birth and sacrifice of the red cow is said to precede the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.

In mainstream Orthodox Judaism, the rebuilding of the Temple will happen before the coming of the Jewish Messiah. The two previous temples have been destroyed.

Third temple

However, The Temple Institute and other organisations have been established with the goal of building the Third Temple on Mount Moriah or the Temple Mount.

But some theologians believe the construction of the Third Temple is linked to 'Judgement Day' or the 'end of times'.