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The Fall of Jerusalem 70 A.D.
Religion and Theology
Pages 6 (1506 words)
The Fall of Jerusalem 70 A.D. Course: REL 450 History of Christianity Instructor: Professor Hwang Date: Table of Contents Course: REL 450 History of Christianity 1 Instructor: Professor Hwang 1 Date: 1 Table of Contents 2 Introduction 3 Reasons for the Fall of Jerusalem 4 The Scenario of Jerusalem before War 5 The Scenario of Jerusalem Post War 6 Works Cited 9 Introduction The Fall of Jerusalem, which was predicted by Jesus 37 years prior 70 A.D., the year it took place, has often been categorized as one of the most devastating events in the world history.
Not only did the event affect the then socio-economic context but also had a significant impact on the religious situation of the period. The catastrophe took place as a consequence of the First Jewish-Roman War under the leadership of Titus and his subordinate Tiberius Julius Alexander (North, “Did Jesus Return In 70 A. D.?”). The disaster resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem causing innumerous deaths and the demolition of its popular First as well as Second Temples. The demolitions of both these temples are still mourned by Jews every year on Tisha B’Av (Young, “Oh Jerusalem, Thou that Killeth the Prophets”). The study intends to discuss the fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. In connection to this, it will emphasize the reasons behind the destruction by examining the scenario of Jerusalem during the occurrence of the First Jewish-Roman War. ...
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