PREDICTIONS OF JESUS ABOUT THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM AND ITS TEMPLE
The reason why scholars put the writings of the gospels at 70 AD at the earliest is because in 3 of them Jesus prophesizes the destruction of Jerusalem/the Temple.That happened in 70 AD by the Romans.Since prophecies are impossible they must be forgeries:
Destruction of the Temple
Destruction of Jerusalem
The Case of Emperor Julian (ruled 361-363 AD)
1.Raised as a Christian but soon abandoned it,maybe he never really believed.
2,He wrote a book against Christianity called “Against the Galileans”,which was mostly destroyed by the Church.
3.He knew of Jesus’ prophesy and when he became Emperor he decided to REBUILD the TEMPLE of Jerusalem for the Jews to prove that Jesus was a FALSE PROPHET.But in spite of having alot of Imperial support the project failed because BALLS of FIRE appeared while working and other things that prevented it.Coincidence or not?Whatever the reason,he could NOT rebuild the Temple.
This incident is told by a PAGAN historian called AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS,and also by Christian and Arian historians of next generation or two.You can easily find alot of info about this incident on the internet by writing “Julian and the Temple of Jerusalem” and “Ammianus”,like in here:
Detailed Articles about it
About Ammianus Marcellinus
He was a great historian,the last of the Roman Empire,a Greek who wrote in Latin and he was a great admirer of Julian,who had many fine qualities really.He lived at the same time as him,was a contemporary and he wrote a history of the Roman Empire,most of which has been lost.
In his History he says:
“JULIAN thought to rebuild at an EXTRAVAGANT EXPENSE the proud TEMPLE once at JERUSALEM, and committed this task to Alypius of Antioch. Alypius set VIGOROUSLY to work, and was seconded by the governor of the province; when FEARFUL BALLS OF FIRE, breaking out near the foundations, continued their attacks, till the workmen, after repeated scorchings, could approach no more: and he gave up the attempt.”
So if Jesus had never told such a prophecy,then WHAT could have caused the incident of 362 to prevent Jesus being discredited?.I add also:
Again,the intention of Julian was to humiliate Jesus as a prophet.