As the legions charged in, neither persuasion nor threat could check their impetuosity: passion alone was in command.
Crowded together around the entrances many were trampled by their friends, many fell among the still hot and smoking ruins
of the colonnades and died as miserably as the defeated. As they neared the Sanctuary they pretended not even to hear Caesar's
commands and urged the men in front to throw in more firebrands. The partisans were no longer in a position to help; everywhere
was slaughter and flight. Most of the victims were peaceful citizens, weak and unarmed, butchered wherever they were caught.
Round the Altar the heaps of corpses grew higher and higher, while down the Sanctuary steps poured a river of blood and the
bodies of those killed at the top slithered to the bottom."
Siege of Jerusalem 70AD
Luke's account of the official coming of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem on what we call Palm Sunday, and
the terrible judgement he pronounced.
29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount
called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering
ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall
ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.
32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them.
33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners
thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.
35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and
they set Jesus thereon.
as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.
70 weeks of Daniel
70 weeks of Daniel
Note: The famous "70 Weeks of Daniel" prophesy in the Old Testament passage of Daniel 9:24-27 has
been explained and gives the basis for Jesus Christ's statements that they should have known the exact day of his coming.
37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the
descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for
all the mighty works that they had seen;
Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude
said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the
stones would immediately cry out.
when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day,
the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine
enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,
44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and
thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time
of thy visitation.
he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;
46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is
the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the
people sought to destroy him,
could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.