Miraculous resistance to 363 AD Temple

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Miraculous resistance to 363 AD Temple

Postby stcordova » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:54 pm

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Re: Miraculous resistance to 363 AD Temple

Postby stcordova » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:11 am

From Wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_(emperor)


Attempt to rebuild the Jewish Temple[edit]

In 363, not long before Julian left Antioch to launch his campaign against Persia, in keeping with his effort to foster religions other than Christianity, he ordered the Temple rebuilt.[112] A personal friend of his, Ammianus Marcellinus, wrote this about the effort:


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.

The failure to rebuild the Temple has been ascribed to the Galilee earthquake of 363, and to the Jews' ambivalence about the project. Sabotage is a possibility, as is an accidental fire. Divine intervention was the common view among Christian historians of the time.[113] Julian's support of Jews caused Jews to call him "Julian the Hellene".[114]

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