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Amazing Signs Given Forty Years Before the Destruction of the Temple in 70 AD or MIRACLES on YOM KIPPUR


      Amazing Signs Given Forty Years Before the Destruction of the Temple in 70 AD or MIRACLES at YOM KIPPUR

      The Talmud ( תַּלְמוּד from a root "teach, study") is a central text of mainstream, modern, Rabbic Judaism and considered second to the Torah. It is also traditionally referred to as Shas (ש״ס), the "six orders" of the Oral Law of Judaism. The Talmud has two components: the Mishnah ( משנה, c. 200 CE), the first written compendium of Judaism's Oral Law, and the Gemara(c. 500 CE), an elucidation of the Mishnah and related Tannaitic writings that often ventures onto other subjects and expounds broadly on the Hebrew Bible. The terms Talmud and Gemara are often used interchangeably.
The whole Talmud consists of 63 tractates, and in standard print is over 6,200 pages long. It is written in Tannaitic Hebrew and Aramaic. The Talmud contains the opinions of thousands of rabbis on a variety of subjects, including law, ethics, philosophy, customs, history, theology, lore and many other topics. The Talmud is the basis for all codes of rabbinic law and is much quoted in other . (from rabbinic literature.(from
      From the Talmud, we learn that 40 years before the Temple was destroyed in 70 AD, four mysterious and ominous events happened:

The Talmud said that “The rabbis taught: Forty years before the Temple was destroyed, the lot never came into the right hand, the red wool did not become white, the western light did not burn, and the gates of the Temple opened of themselves."[9]

So, what great event happened around 30 AD, that would cause these signs?

      Yom Kippur is a G-d-ordered day, spoken of in Leviticus 16:1-8. This was a solemn day, in which the Hebrews kept a extremely important ceremony, in order to be cleansed of sin and to be assured of being in G-d's book of life:

Now the Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they had approached the presence of the Lord and died. And the Lord said to Moses, "Tell your brother Aaron that he shall not enter at any time into the holy place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, lest he die; for I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat. "Aaron shall enter the holy place with this: with a bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. "He shall put on the holy linen tunic, and the linen undergarments shall be next to his body, and he shall be girded with the linen sash, and attired with the linen turban (these are holy garments). Then he shall bathe his body in water and put them on. "And he shall take from the congregation of the sons of Israel two male goats for a sin offering and one ram for a burnt offering.6 "Then Aaron shall offer the bull for the sin offering which is for himself, that he may make atonement for himself and for his household.
"And he shall take the two goats and present them before the Lord at the doorway of the tent of meeting. "And Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other lot for the scapegoat. "Then Aaron shall offer the goat on which the lot for the Lord fell, and make it a sin offering. "But the goat on which the lot for the scapegoat fell, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make atonement upon it, to send it into the wilderness as the scapegoat."

      40 years before the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, those 4 events happened. The opening of the Temple gates was also recorded by the historian Josephus:
At the same festival (Passover)... the Eastern gate of the inner court of the Temple, which was of brass, and vastly heavy, , and had been with difficulty shut by twenty men, and rested upon a base armered with iron, and had bolts fastened very deep into the firm floor, which was there made of one entire stone, was seen to be opened of it's own accord about the sixth hour of the night.
-Josephus; The Wars of the Jews 6.5.3
      The next of these miracles concerns a random choosing of the "lot", which was cast on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). The lot chosen determined which of two goats would be "for the Lord" and which goat would be the "Azazel" or "scapegoat." During the two hundred years before 30 CE, when the High Priest picked one of two stones, this selection was governed by chance: Each year the priest would select a black stone as often as a white stone. But, then, for forty years in a row, beginning in 30 CE, the High Priest always picked the black stone! The odds against this happening are astronomical (2 to the 40th power). In other words, the chances of this occurring are one in approximately 5,479,548,800 or about 5.5 billion to one! By comparison, your chances of winning your local state or municipal-run cash Lottery would be much more favorable!
      The lot for Azazel, the black stone, contrary to all the laws of chance, came up 40 times in a row, only from 30 to 70 AD! This was seen as contemporaries as a dire event and signified something had fundamentally changed in the Yom Kippur ritual. This casting of lots is also accompanied by yet another miracle.
      The next miracle concerns the crimson strip or cloth tied to the Azazel goat. A portion of this red cloth was also removed from the goat and tied to the Temple door. Each year the red cloth on the Temple door miraculously turned white, as if to signify the atonement of another Yom Kippur was acceptable to the Lord. This happened every year, until 30 CE when the cloth then remained crimson each year until the time of the Temple's destruction. This must have caused much upset and consternation among the Jews. This traditional practice is linked to Israel confessing its sins and ceremonially placing this nation's sin upon the Azazel goat. The sin was then removed by this goat's death. Sin was represented by the red color of the cloth (the color of blood). But the cloth remained crimson , in other words, Israel's sins were not being pardoned and "made white."
      The clear indication is that the whole community had lost the Lord's favor pertaining to something that occurred in 30 CE. The yearly atonement achieved through the typical Yom Kippur observance was not being realized as expected. Was atonement to be gained in some other way? Who or what would provide the atonement for another year?
      The crimson strip, though not mentioned in the Scriptures, was a yearly event, long before 30 C.E. During the 40 years Simon the Righteous was High Priest, a crimson thread, which was associated with his person, always turned white when he entered the Temple's innermost Holy of Holies. The people noticed this. Also, they noted that "the lot of the LORD" (the white lot) came up for 40 straight years during Simon's priesthood. They also noticed that the "lot" picked by the priests after Simon would sometimes be black, and sometimes white, and that the crimson thread would sometimes turn white, and sometimes not. The Jews came to believe that if the crimson thread turned white, that God approved of the Day of Atonement rituals and that Israel could be assured that God forgave their sins. But after 30 CE, the crimson thread never turned white again for 40 years, till the destruction of the Temple and the cessation of all Temple rituals!
      The fourth miracle was that the most important lamp of the seven candle-stick Menorah in the Temple went out, and would not shine. Every night for 40 years (over 12,500 nights in a row) the main lamp of the Temple lampstand (menorah) went out of its own accord no matter what attempts and precautions the priests took to safeguard against this event!
Earnest Martin states:
"In fact, we are told in the Talmud that at dusk the lamps that were unlit in the daytime (the middle four lamps remained unlit, while the two eastern lamps normally stayed lit during the day) were to be re-lit from the flames of the western lamp (which was a lamp that was supposed to stay lit all the time it was like the 'eternal' flame that we see today in some national monuments)...
"This 'western lamp' was to be kept lit at all times. For that reason, the priests kept extra reservoirs of olive oil and other implements in ready supply to make sure that the 'western lamp' (under all circumstances) would stay lit. But what happened in the forty years from the very year Messiah said the physical Temple would be destroyed? Every night for forty years the western lamp went out, and this in spite of the priests each evening preparing in a special way the western lamp so that it would remain constantly burning all night!" (The Significance of the Year CE 30, Ernest Martin, Research Update, April 1994, p.4).
Again, the odds against the lamp continually going out are astronomical. Something out of the ordinary was going on. The "light" of the Menorah representing contact with God, His Spirit, and His Presence was now removed.

      These four special, miraculous signs all began, according to the Talmud, 40 years before the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD, which would have been the year 30 AD. What special event occurred in 30 AD? This was the time of the crucifixion of Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah, who was said to be the final atonement for all sin.

For more background information on these events, read: