March 20, 2015 Steve Sabz
Detail of the Saint Michael statue on the top of Castel Sant Angelo in Rome (Photo by MartiniDry)

Detail of the Saint Michael statue on the top of Castel Sant Angelo in Rome (Photo by MartiniDry)

Sword-like star hovers over Jerusalem, bright light engulfs the temple

March 20, 66 A.D.  Jerusalem

During the feast of unleavened bread on March 20th in 66 A.D. (8th day of Nisan), when Jerusalem swelled with large numbers of worshipers, historian Josephus reports that the temple was suddenly illuminated and enveloped by a magnificent light  (Ezekiel 10:4). So great was this light, that it appeared to be day time at the ninth hour of the night (i.e., 20:00). This light continued in its brightness for half an hour. In approximately the same time period, a star resembling a sword hovered over the city, as well as "a comet, that continued a whole year"  (1 Chronicles 21:16). These signs were interpreted by sacred scribes as a bad omen for the nation.


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.