Proof of God – Bible Prophecies Fulfilled – Destruction of Jerusalem 70 AD

The Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus in 70 A.D.

 

The Destruction of Jerusalem was prophesied by Jesus Christ Himself.  

Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” – Matthew 24:1,2

Jerusalem was totally destroyed a short while later by the son of the Roman Emperor, Titus – it was completely laid to waste. 

Halley’s Comet is yet again recorded as visiting just before the destruction of the city, the comet came through in about 66 AD, a few years before the destruction of the Temple. This Comet also has a record of appearing four years prior to the overthrow of an empire, nation, king or terrible calamity. It was spotted in about 12 BC when Herod was expanding the Temple platform in Jerusalem. The Comet also appeared in 1910, while Tel-Aviv (which is now the capital of Israel) was being built, four years before World War One.

The account of the Comet is fully recorded by the Jewish Historian Josephus who was alive at the time, recording the War: 

Book VI, Chapter 6, Section 3 The Signs That Preceded The Destruction:

“Thus were the miserable people persuaded by these deceivers, and such as belied God himself; while they did not attend, nor give credit, to the signs that were so evident, and did so plainly foretell their future desolation; but, like men infatuated, without either eyes to see or minds to consider, did not regard the denunciations that God made to them. Thus there was a star resembling a sword, which stood over the city, and a comet, that continued a whole year. Thus also, before the Jews’ rebellion, and before those commotions which preceded the war, when the people were come in great crowds to the feast of unleavened bread, on the eight day of the month Nisan, and at the ninth hour of the night, so great a light shone round the altar and the holy house, that it appeared to be bright day-time; which light lasted for half an hour. This light seemed to be a good sign to the unskillful, but was so interpreted by the sacred scribes as to portend those events that followed immediately upon it.”

The suffering of the Jews in this final war for Jerusalem, is some of the greatest recorded in any war, even surpassing in many ways, the Holocaust (note: their sufferings were from each other, as they were under siege, not the Romans, who were trying to spare them) – if they had listened to the warnings they would have escaped all this judgment.

People interpreted the signs being revealed to them as good, when in reality they were warnings about impending judgment for the nation – a few years later, as prophesied, Jerusalem was completely destroyed, and the Jews were left without a nation until 1948 (which is also another prophecy fulfilled).

The temple was destroyed on the exact same day of the year by both Babylon in 586 BC and Rome in AD 70

“But as for that house, God had, for certain, long ago doomed it to the fire; and now that fatal day was come, according to the revolution of ages; it was the tenth day of the month Lous, upon which it was formerly burnt by the king of Babylon….”

“However, one cannot but wonder at the accuracy of this period thereto relating; for the same month and day were now observed, as I said before, wherein the holy house was burnt formerly by the Babylonians.”

– Josephus Wars of the Jews Book VI Chapter 4:5,8

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