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The Destruction of Jerusalem (70 AD)

Destruction of Jerusalem (70 A.D.)

On August 10, 70 A.D. (the 9th of the Jewish month of Av), according to Jewish chronology, the very day when the King of Babylon burned Solomon’s Temple in 586 B.C., the newly renovated Temple of Herod was burned by the Roman general, Titus, following a Jewish revolt that began a few years earlier, in 66. After months of siege about the city, Titus took the city on this date and put it to the torch, burning the Temple, leaving not one stone upon another.

With destruction of Jerusalem, the prophecy of Jesus that one stone would not be left upon another was fulfilled. The gold of the Temple melted when the Temple itself was burned and flowed into the cracks between stone pavers. Soldiers tore the stones apart to retrieve the gold, fulfilling Jesus’ prophecy. The Menorah and other vessels of the Temple were taken to Rome and the treasury robbed. As the prophet Daniel had predicted, the Temple was destroyed after the Messiah had presented himself to Israel (cf. Daniel 9:26; Luke 19:41-45).

Written by Dr. Stephen FlickNumber of posts: 218
Stephen Flick heads Christian Heritage Fellowship, a national organization dedicated to reclaiming America’s Christian Heritage and celebrating the life-changing influence of the Gospel around the world. Concerned with the cultural decay of America, Dr. Flick has sought to provide answers to fellow Christians (and unbelievers) concerning the questions and objections to Christianity often posed by secularists and the irreligious. Dr. Flick is a writer and speaker and has authored numerous articles and books on America’s Christian heritage. He earned his Ph.D. from Drew University in history and Christian theology and has taught at the graduate level as full professor. He has been a licensed minster for nearly forty years and resides in East Tennessee with his wife, Beth. They have two grown, married children and five grandchildren.

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