Thursday, July 27, 2006


This Day in Ancient History

On this day in 587 BC, the Temple of Solomon is destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, the Jewish King Zebekiah is blinded and he and most of the surviving Jews are carted off to Babylon to be slaves. Thus, ends the First Temple Period. See Jeremiah 52:1-16.

So we have a historical precedent for what happens when the Jews lose a war, and it's not pretty. Weird that this destruction took place on the same calendar day over 600 year later, when the Romans under Titus ended the Second Temple period with the destruction of the Temple of Herod in 70 AD .

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