Why did the gospel never mention anything about Jerusalem’s destruction?

The destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 was a significant event in Jewish history. The event was a turning point in the relationship between the Jews and the Romans and resulted in the destruction of the Second Temple. However, the gospel accounts of Jesus' life and ministry never directly mention the destruction of Jerusalem. In this blog post, we will explore some possible reasons why the gospel never mentioned anything about Jerusalem's destruction.

One possible reason is that the gospel accounts were written before the destruction of Jerusalem. The gospels were written between AD 70 and AD 100, with some scholars placing the writing of the gospels even earlier. This means that the gospel writers would not have been aware of the coming destruction of Jerusalem. The gospel accounts focus on Jesus' life, teachings, death, and resurrection, and do not include prophecies about future events.

Another possible reason is that the gospel writers did not see the destruction of Jerusalem as significant to their message. The gospels focus on the spiritual significance of Jesus' life and ministry rather than on political events. The gospel writers were more concerned with communicating the message of salvation through Jesus Christ than with recording historical events.

Additionally, it is possible that the destruction of Jerusalem was seen as a fulfillment of Jesus' prophecies about the end of the age. In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus speaks about the destruction of the temple and the signs of the end of the age. Some scholars believe that Jesus' prophecies were fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70. Therefore, the gospel writers may have seen no need to mention the destruction of Jerusalem as a separate event.

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Jamie Larson