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Jesus tells His disciples the Temple will be destroyed, which worries them, then he tells them how they will know when it’s about to happen, along with other ‘end-time’ events: Mark 13:1–23; Matthew 24:1–25; Luke 21:5–24; Mark 13:24–31; Matthew 24:26–35; Luke 21:25–33

When Jesus reduced the Temple to a pile of rubble:

Mark 13:2 Yes, look at these great buildings. But they will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!

He was saying that this:

A view of Temple at the time of Jesus, By James Tissot (1886)

A view of Temple at the time of Jesus, By James Tissot (1886)

Or maybe this:

A scale model of the Court of Prayer of the Temple in Jesus' day

A scale model of the Court of Prayer of the Temple in Jesus’ day

Or even this:

A scale model of the Royal Porch of the Temple

A scale model of the Royal Porch of the Temple

Would end up like this:

A pile of rubble and a retaining wall

A pile of rubble and a retaining wall

The so-called Wailing Wall (a retaining wall from the Temple complex), that’s all that’s left:

The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem [Gustav Bauernfeind, 1848-1904] The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem [Gustav Bauernfeind, 1848-1904]

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