Happened In 70 A.D.?.by
Edward E. Stevens:."Emmanuel
had predicted all these things about 40 years before. All His predictions
The Jewish nation and sacrificial
system was so completely dismantled that the Jewish people have never been
able to reestablish the temple and sacrifices in any permanent way since:.Daniel
Since the Mosaic
Law could not be kept after the destruction, the controversy over circumcision
and law keeping immediately subsided.
The Jewish nation was so completely destroyed that it would never again
come into view in a meaningful way.
covenant which was a good thing at the time, but became severely
corrupted, was 'done like dinner' and finished for all time! The spiritual
covenant based on so much better promises.(Hebrews
begun and in a location where it couldn't be corrupted as was the previous
one! What location was this?
refer to 70 A.D. as "The End of Biblical
Judaism". This date was important for Christians as well. God was showing
in all this that the way the
Jewish leaders of the time handled His now
defunct Old Testament law was a disgrace:.Isaiah
65:1-18. But some of them did
talks about pools of blood and intense fires similar to the descriptions
other passages. Didn't Emmanuel predict that these kinds of things would
happen?:.Luke 21:11,25-27. Josephus'
history furnishes numerous other insights into the nature of the war and
its significance for both Jews and Christians. But, not only Josephus records
these things! The Roman historian Tacitus
and the Christian historian Eusebius,
both say these things happened! The Talmud
records similar things as well.
"Fulfillments Mentioned In
1) Angelic Armies in the
clouds surrounding Jewish cities ("chariots and troops of
14; Revelation 1:7; The
Wars of the Jews 6:5:3.
2) Wars and Rumors of Wars
and False Prophets:.Matthew
24:6,23-26; Antiquities of the Jews, Book 20:5:1-4; 20:8:5-10;
of the Jews 2:10:1; 2:13:4-7; 6:5:2..(*)
3) The 70 A.D. destruction
was worse than any since creation:.Jeremiah
30:7; Daniel 12:1; Matthew
24:21; Revelation 16:18;.Wars
of the Jews.Preface,
Section 4; Wars of the Jews 5:10:5.
4) The Jews fought each other
and did more damage against themselves than the Romans did!:.Ezekiel
of the Jews 2:17:1-10; 2:18:1-11; 4:6:2,3; 5:1:2-5; 5:6:1; 5:13:6;
5) Jerusalem was forewarned
21:25; "wonders foreshadowed some great calamities".Wars
of the Jews 2:22:1,2; 4:4:5; 6:5:2,3.
6) Jerusalem had a large
maritime commerce and was capitol over the ten districts of Palestine:.Revelation
of the Jews.Preface
of the Jews 3:3:5; 7:1:1.
7) Josephus describes the
Jewish revolt as being like a beast:.Revelation
of the Jews 4:7:4; 4:9:8; 5:1:1; 5:2:5.
8) The Jews set fire to their
own temple first, not the Romans:.Revelation
of the Jews.6:2:9;
6:3:5; 6:4:5; 6:6:2.
9) Emmanuel predicted days
of vengeance, distress, and wrath to come upon the Jewish people:.Luke
21:20-24. Josephus mentions these distresses in.Wars
of the Jews 2:10:1; 2:22:1; 6:3:3,4; ÿÿ 6:9:2-4; 7:1:1.
10) The A.D. 70 destruction
was the turning point of the ages – "revolution of the ages" and "system
of the world put into disorder":.Matthew
24:3; 1Corinthians 7:29-31;
of the Jews 4:4:5; 6:4:5.
11) Pools of Blood and intense
fires similar to descriptions in:.Revelation
of the Jews.2:18;
4:5:1; 5:1:2-5; 6:4:6; 6:5:1,2; 6:8:5.
12) Genealogical Records.(archives).Destroyed:.Wars
of the Jews 6:6:3; 6:9:1.
the Kingdom away from the Jews:.Matthew
of the Jews.6:8:4;
14) Jerusalem was called
"that Great City" and "Sodom":.Revelation
11:8; 18:21-24 compare
of the Jews.5:13:6;
15) The temple vessels were
taken to Rome by Titus:.Wars
of the Jews.7:5:5-7.
16) Roman soldiers sacrificed
to their standards in the temple. Part of the "abomination of desolation"?.Matthew
of the Jews.4:5:1;
17) Jews of that generation
were more wicked than any other before:.Matthew
of the Jews.5:10:5,
compared to Sodom:.Wars of the Jews 5:13:6.
26:29; Deuteronomy 28:53-57;
of the Jews 6:3:3-4. The severe famine was caused by Jewish factions:.Wars
of the Jews.5:1:4.
19) Jews sold as slaves:.Luke
of the Jews.Preface
of the Jews.6:8:2;
20) Conditions during siege
of the Jews.6:8:1.
21) Leveling the city of
of the Jews.7:1:1;
22) Three divisions of Jerusalem:.Revelation
of the Jews.5:1:1,4.
23) "Hailstones" weighing
of the Jews.3:7:9;
24) Three woes pronounced
8:13; Josephus names this prophet, referred to as an angel, a
messenger in Revelation 8:13:.Wars
of the Jews.6:5:3.
25) Daily sacrifices ceased
in the "midst of the week".(i.e.
after 3½ years):.Daniel
of the Jews.6:2:1.
"Christians had been looked
upon as being just another sect of Judaism. Jews of other sects.(Pharisees,
Sadducees, Essenes, etc.).had
severely persecuted Christians in the attempt to stop them before they
were firmly established. But A.D. 70 changed all that. After A.D. 70, Christians
were no longer considered just another sect of the Jews. Jews of all the
other sects had taken part in the revolt against Rome, but not the Christian
Jews. Remembering Emmanuel's prediction of these things and His warning
not to get caught-up in them, the Jewish Christians fled across the Jordan
river to Pella. By not participating in the revolt they immediately distinguished
themselves from the persecuting Jews. Christians were building a spiritual
empire, not a physical one, a point we would do well to remember today
in view of the Zionist
appeals for support."