What happened in Israel was simply devastating for the Jewish people. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.
After Christ was crucified in AD 33, the Roman empire led by the emperor Titus led a siege on Jerusalem and effectively sacked the city. The siege lasted from February – August AD 70. The siege was a culmination of the First Jewish-Roman War.
In process of the siege, the Roman military barricaded the city, forcing the citizens to starve. It was so bad that mothers ate their children due to the famine. It was terrible. There was a revolt, but not as successful.
What followed was the death of over a million Jewish people and the Second Temple was destroyed inadvertently; Titus had wanted to convert it into a Roman pagan temple.
Many Christians at the time believe this was judgement on the part of God in response to the Jewish people rejecting the messiah, Jesus.
What’s even more remarkable is that Jesus predicted this event, at least twice in ScriptureMark 13: 1 – 4. According to some scholarship, the dating of Luke’s gospel takes place before 70 AD since the events described don’t mention the destruction of the Second Temple.
As he was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!’ ‘Do you see all these great buildings?’ replied Jesus. ‘Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.’ As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately, ‘Tell us, when will these things happen?’”
The second time was during His passion at the Eight Station of the Cross – Luke 23: 28 – 31.
Jesus turning to them said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never gave suck!’ Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us’; and to the hills, ‘Cover us’. For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
George Bertram
works at Adrey Associates CC
77w ago
Another interesting question I got tagged in that I have little to no knowledge of, but I’ll try. All I really know is the parts the bible focuses on and that has little to nothing to do with the geopolitical situation at the time which is what it seems like this question is about. As for what is written, however, for the most part things went on as they always had. The jews stayed jews, the christians stayed christians. Some radical jews got the idea to attack the christians of course, the stoning of paul is an ironic example considering he used to be rather big on the movement himself. Slowly but surely the gospel spread and more and more people were baptised till there were many congregations that the apostles didn’t run personally. This is why the letters in the new testament exist, timothy for example was a minister of one such congregation and paul wrote to him with advice and admonishments when things got tough or went wonky.
Charles R. Butler Neto
Editor at Butler Design Services (2010-present)
6d ago
Among other things not directly related to the crucifixion of Jesus:
Philip the Tetrarch (Herod Antipas’s brother) died and his army, which had been loyal to him and to Aretus, the king of Petra, attacked Herod Antipas’ army and wiped them out completely. This caused the intervention of the Romans, Antipas was deposed and fled to Gaul.
Pontius Pilate was replaced as governor and Agrippa became king over all the territories of Herod the Great (Galilee, Judaea, and Syria).
The temple was destroyed in 79 (of the now common era – CE) and eventually the entire city of Jerusalem was destroyed. We have a rccord by Josephus who was hired by the Romans to chronicle the period. Note that the temple was not destroyed by angry Christians nor by a thunderbolt from the heavens.
Salome (the daughter of Herodias who danced for the head of John the Baptist), died around 85, in Cilicia and her three sons fled to Nubia south of Egypt.
Miles Gordon
Writes about Police, Law Enforcement, and Campus Security & Safety.
77w ago
What happened in Israel after Christ was crucified?
By 70 AD (within about 40 years), the temple was destroyed Jerusalem was sacked by Roman armies. This scattered many Jews around the Mediterranean. It’s hard to overstate the impact this had on the Jews of the day. Imagine if ISIS destroyed Washington DC, destroyed the White House, and flew their flag over its remains. This is the sort of impact this would have.
Many Christian scholars say this was God’s judgement on Israel for rejecting the Messiah.
I hope this is helpful.
William Berger
1w ago
What happened in Israel after Christ was crucified?
Nothing happened, until 70 years later, a whole generation. Romans continued crucifying as a death penalty, Jews kept on studying Torah and morality. There was no such thing as heaven or hell. Nor was there a method to control the pagans who became known as Christians. Mythology was and is the law of the people who can’t accept responsibility for their own actions. Therefore, finding someone or some thing that they can blame for their own weakness is their raison d’etre. Since I first climbed out of ‘the glittering web’ of false assumptions and so began to recognize Christianity for the historical fraud it is, I have wondered: who did it? With thought over time, it seemed likely these people then are connected to the academic frauds of modern times. Those who deceive their followers into believing that original ancient documents exist, when what we have is works by anonymous monks claiming to be making copies originally written by ‘ghosts’. In other words, the original fraud has continued to the present day and will continue until it is exposed and stopped. Quotes from a book of fables say very little about those who cling to the words written by those who seek to control.
Steven Hager
Working on “The Big Bhang: Origins of the Tree of Life and Holy Grail.”
74w ago
There is no evidence anyone named Jesus Christ lived during the period he is alleged to have existed, and the term seems to have been in use by numerous sects for decades before any human form was created. Most likely Jesus is no different from Apollo or Hercules. There was a global prophet who called himself a “disciple of Jesus Christ” who was murdered in Persia around 270 AD for the crime of attempting to unify all religions to end war. His name was Mani and many elements of his biography were incorporated into the version of Christianity created by Constantine in order to build his empire.
Otto Isaacs
Jesus is said to have been a glorious and great Initiate.
77w ago
Nothing happened politically. But a lot would happen on the world scene. Before entering into that I must say that Christ has never been crucified nor can be crucified. Christ is an impersonal principle. Now Joshua of Nazareth, aka Jesus, is said to have been crucified in Israel, but that remains a debatable issue.
Let us now imagine that Joshua was actually killed, at the hands of the Romans, but at the request of the Jewish authorities. This would have interrupted the education, training, if you will, of his most closest followers, the disciples of the “inner circle”. We are led to believe that this is what actually happened, and that some of them, maybe even the majority, never abandoned Judaism totally. Peter is the most glaring example of this, but not the only one. The historical consequence of this is the rise of Judeo-Christianism at the expense of true Christianism, which was Gnostic Christianism. Paul is an example of the latter type of Christianism, and is confrontations with Peter and other Judaism-leaning members of the Church of Jerusalem is too well known to merit repeating here.
Al Klein
45 years of earning a living developing systems.
77w ago
That depends on your beliefs – specifically when you think Christ – if there indeed was such a person – died. Some people don’t believe that he even existed, but was a 4th century amalgam of people who may or may not have lived in the first century. (I know – I’ve heard all the claims that the Bible was written around 70 CE. But we have not one single copy of it that WAS written that early. The earliest version is the Codex Sinaiticus – written in the middle of the 4th century.)