March 20, 2015 Steve Sabz
Basking little lamb (Photo by pstedrak)

Basking little lamb (Photo by pstedrak)

A heifer gives birth to a lamb, temple gate opens by itself

March 20, 66 A.D.  Jerusalem

Miracles abound at the feast of unleavened bread on March 20th in 66 A.D. (8th day of Nisan). While large numbers of worshipers gathered in Jerusalem, a heifer (a young female cow that has not had a calf ), as she was about to be sacrificed on the alter by the high priest, gave birth to a lamb in the middle of the temple. Recall that thirty-three years earlier, the Lamb of God was sacrificed outside Jerusalem's city gates (John 19:20, Hebrews 13:11-12). At the same festival, Josephus also reports that the "eastern gate of the inner [court of the] temple, which was of brass, and vastly heavy, and had been with difficulty shut by twenty men, and rested upon a basis armed with iron, and had bolts fastened very deep into the firm floor, which was there made of one entire stone, was seen to be opened of its own accord about the sixth hour of the night"  (Matthew 28:2-4).The wise rightly interpreted these signs as an act of God signaling Jerusalem's approaching desolation.


Steve Sabz

Steve Sabz

Steve Sabz is the author and founder of Science and Bible Research. He 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 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.