Friday, March 29, 2013

Learning New Things Every Day

I just started reading Jesus of Nazareth (vol .2) by Benedict XVI this week.  One of the most interesting items I learned was abut an incident that Flavius Josephus describes.  The event took place in 66 A.D.  "At the Feast of Pentecost, when the priests had gone into the inner court of the Temple at night to perform the usual ceremonies, they declared that they were aware, first of a violent movement and a loud crash, then of a concerted cry:  'Let us go hence'".  He describes this as perhaps fulfilling the prophecy of Jesus that "Your house will be deserted."

Jesus of Nazareth, Part Two: Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection