April 27, 2015. Updated on 4/27/16 Steve Sabz
Grim reaper on a dark background (Photo by fergregory)

Grim reaper on a dark background (Photo by fergregory)

3,600 Jews slaughtered, Jerusalem's 4 years of peace ends

April 27, 66 A.D.  Jerusalem

Residents of Jerusalem enjoyed a time of "very great peace and prosperity"  from 63 to 66 AD. Unfortunately, their tranquility abruptly ends and the war drums begin to beat when procurator of Judea, Gessius Florus (appointed by Emperor Nero) , attempts to steal seventeen talents of gold from the temple treasury. When he is prevented and afterward mocked by the Jews, he returns with a vengeance and commands his soldiers to plunder the Upper Market-place. He also whips and crucifies 3,600 men, women, and children  on the 16th of Iyyar (April 27th) in 66 AD. Interestingly, a mysterious man named Jesus, the son of Ananus, warned Jerusalem's citizens of its approaching calamity just three years earlier. This massacre triggered the Jewish revolt that led to Jerusalem's desolation and the destruction of the 3rd (Herod's) temple. The Jewish-Roman war ended on August 31, 70 AD with 1.1 million dead and 97 thousand captured out of the approximately 3 million who were imprisoned in Jerusalem  by the Roman army (Luke 21:24).


  This article is an excerpt from the author's book  END TIME REWIND  

CITE:
Sabz, S. (2015, April 27). 3,600 Jews slaughtered, Jerusalem's 4 years of peace ends. Retrieved from http://scienceandbibleresearch.com/florus-slaughters-jews.html


Steve Sabz

Steve Sabz

Born again (John 3:3, 1 Peter 1:23) on August 8th 1988, Steve Sabz is a professional educator with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from William Paterson University,  where he also completed Graduate level courses in Human Physiology and Endocrinology. Currently, Steve is pursuing a Master of Arts in Systematic Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.  Steve founded Science and Bible Research in March 2014 with the goal of edifying the Christian through Science and Bible research in the areas of culture, faith, and reason. In the past, he faithfully served in church outreach ministries such as teaching English as a second language, playing guitar in worship bands, Scripture assembly projects, and inviting people within the local community to hear the good news of the risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In an effort to grow in the knowledge and grace of the Messiah, Steve successfully completed over 100 hours of Association of Christian Schools International-approved lecture courses in Principles of Biblical Interpretation, Doctrine of the End Times, Bible Survey (I - IV), Systematic Theology (I - IV), Apologetics (I & II), Church History (I - VI), Biblical Theology of Covenants, Doctrine of Election, Doctrine of Assurance, Doctrine of the Trinity, and Logic of Creation from Ligonier Ministries.  Steve is also the author of Evolution's Complexity Problem: See How Evolution Falls Apart At Its Beginning and End Time Rewind: An Exploration In Bible Prophecy And The Fate Of The World.