January 20, 2015. Updated 1/20/2017 Steve Sabz
Attacking Golden Eagle (Photo by vladvitek)

Attacking Golden Eagle (Photo by vladvitek)

Abomination of desolation begins, Roman armies clash with Jewish rebels

January 20, 67 A.D.  Jerusalem

In response to Cestius Gallus' embarrassing defeat two months earlier, emperor Nero appoints Roman general Vespasian  to gather his eagle ensign-bearing forces  from Antioch and Syria and lead them down into Northern Galilee (Matthew 24:15, Mark 13:14, Luke 21:20) where they clash with Jewish rebels on January 20, 67 AD.  Jesus alluded to the eagles of the Roman legions surrounding Jerusalem when he answered his disciples, "Where the corpse[body] is, there the vultures[eagles] will gather" (Luke 17:37).


The Roman invasion into Northern Galilee would result in the fulfillment of the "great tribulation" (Matthew 24:21) prophecy by Jesus Christ in his Olivet Discourse, where Jerusalem and its temple were burned and destroyed three years later in 70 AD.


Vespasian overcomes the rebel Jews "so that Galilee was all over filled with fire and blood"  (Revelation 8:7). Approximately 1,290 days later, on the 17th day of Tamuz (July 12th) 70 AD, the daily temple sacrifice fails  as prophesied 600 years before (Daniel 12:11-12). About 45 days after that (or 1,335 days after Vespasian gathered his forces) on August 31st in 70 AD, the war ends with Roman general Titus burning Jerusalem and its 3rd (Herod's) temple to the ground , just as Jesus Christ foretold 37 years earlier (Luke 19:41-44).


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

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.