Bible Prophecies fulfilled by the ancient destruction of Israel

The Assyrians conquered and destroyed the northern kingdom of Israel in about 722 BC (about 2700 years ago). The Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem in 586 BC (about 2600 years ago). Jerusalem and the Temple were later rebuilt but were destroyed again, this time by the Romans 70 AD. In 135 AD, the Romans again attacked and destroyed Jerusalem.

Below is a partial list of Biblical prophecies that foretold the destruction of the land of Israel.

  • Daniel foretold the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple (Daniel 9:24-26).
  • The Bible foreshadowed Rome’s destruction of Israel (Deuteronomy 28:49-52).
  • Israel would become a wasteland (Deuteronomy 29:23).
  • Jesus explained why Jerusalem would be destroyed (Luke 19:41-44).
  • Jerusalem will be trampled upon (Luke 21:23-24).
  • Jesus prophesied that the Temple would be destroyed (Matthew 24:1-2).
  • Zion would be “plowed like a field” (Micah 3:11-12).