Jerusalem, Rome, Revelation – John’s Apocalypse Written Before 70 A.D.

Fifth.   From 66.5 to 70 A.D., the Roman Titus besieged Jerusalem for 3.5 years. Matthew 24:15f; Daniel 9:27 & 12:11; and Revelation 11:2f cf. Josephus’s Wars V:9:4.

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Sixth.   Horrible famines broke out, so that even cannibalism occurred.   Deuteronomy 28:53-57 & Matthew 24:7 & Mark 13:8 & Luke 21:23 & 23:28-29 & Revelation 6:5-8 cf. Josephus V:10:3 & VI:3-34.

Seventh.   The apostate Jews in Jerusalem and elsewhere were in fact the worst and most iniquitous generation of men, in 30 to 70 A.D., since the very beginning of the World itself.   Matthew 24:12-21 & 27:22-25 cf. Josephus’s Wars V:l0:5 & V:l1:l-2.   For, through their Roman tool, their Governor Pontius Pilate, they had even dared to crucify the Lord of glory.   Matthew 26:47-66f & 27:11-26 & Acts 2:22-23 & 4:26 29 & First Corinthians 2:8 & Revelation 2:9 & 3:9 cf. Josephus’s Antiquities XVIII:3:3-5.