Why is Jerusalem important? A Q&A with historian and author Simon Sebag Montefiore

Jan 13, 2020
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Jerusalem is important because that was the place of worship of the one true living God. For the Jewish people, the Temple was there until it was destroyed in AD 70 by a Roman general and his men. Jesus predicted that it would be destroyed as it is written "... And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down."

We were taught in bible college that the Roman soldiers used their torch lamps to melt the lime stone in the Temple buildings. And, I believe, that many priests were slaughtered. But all of this was judgment for Israel's rejection of her Messiah.
 

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