Destruction of Jerusalem fulfilled Matthew 24 in 70 AD

Siege Map

Beginning April, A.D.70, Forty Years to the Week from the Crucifixion of Christ. The temple was burnt August 10, A. D. 70, the exact same day and month on which it had been burnt by the king of Babylon: Josephus, Ant. b. xx. c. 11. s. 8.

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Key To Events of Siege

  1. Romans breach Third Wall May 25 and capture New City.
  2. Romans enter Second Quarter. Jews withdraw behind first wall. May 30-June 2.
  3. Titus' divided attack on First Wall and the Antonia fail.
  4. Romans build siege wall around city.
  5. Romans renew assault on the Antonia. Fortress falls to Titus July 22.
  6. Romans burn gates and enter Temple courtyards. On August 10 Temple destroyed by fire.
  7. Romans burn the Lower City. September 2?
  8. Romans assault Herod's Palace and enter the Upper City. Resistance ends on September 26.

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