The Arch of Titus was erected in Rome in
honour of the capture of Jerusalem in
the year 70
A.D. The sculptured
the Romans carrying off the treasures
of the Temple after they destroyed it. The
items in the sculpture include the
golden table of the shewbread, two of
and the great seven-branched
candlestick of pure gold.
It stands today as a testament to the fullfilment
of the prophecy that Jesus spoke to his disciplies:
Matthew 24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed
from the temple: and his disciples came to
to shew him the buildings
of the temple.
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.
Luke 19:43 For the
days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies
shall cast a trench about
compass thee round, and keep thee in on every
The Temple is Destroyed
in 70 AD
The Siege of Jerusalem
in the year 70 was a decisive event in the First
Jewish-Roman War, followed by the fall of
Masada in 73. The Roman army, led by later
Emperor Titus, sieged and conquered the city
was destroyed on Tisha B'Av, at the end of
August, and as the flames spread
into the residential sections of the city,
along with the Roman legions, Jewish resistance
crumbled quickly. Most of the remaining Jews
escaped through hidden underground tunnels.
Some Jews made a final stand in the Upper
City. This defence halted the Roman advance
as they had to construct siege towers just
to assail the remaining Jews. Estimates
of the death toll range from 600,000 to 1,300,000
100,000 died during the siege, and almost
100,000 were taken to Rome as slaves.
Matthew 24:2 And Jesus said unto them, See
ye not all these things? verily I say unto
shall not be left here one stone upon another,
that shall not be thrown down.
Luke 21:6 As for these things which ye behold,
the days will come, in the which there
shall not be left one stone upon another, that
not be thrown down.
Luke 19:44 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.