July 13: Tisha B’Av

– Destruction of Jerusalem

Jeremiah 52:12-16; 30

 Now in the fifth month, on the tenth day of the month (which was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon), Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, who served the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem. He burned the house of the Lord and the king’s house; all the houses of Jerusalem, that is, all the houses of the great, he burned with fire.  And all the army of the Chaldeans who were with the captain of the guard broke down all the walls of Jerusalem all around.  Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive some of the poor people, the rest of the people who remained in the city, the defectors who had deserted to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the craftsmen. But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left some of the poor of the land as vinedressers and farmers.

The Temple was completely destroyed and Judah was carried away captive from its own land (verses 17-28).

Jeremiah 52:30 

In the twenty-third year of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, carried away captive of the Jews seven hundred and forty-five persons. All the persons were four thousand six hundred.


Roman soldiers carry off the Temple Menorah. Part of the Arch of Titus in Rome.

2 thoughts on “July 13: Tisha B’Av

  1. Carla J Roberts says:

    Thank you for your passion and heart for Israel & the Jewish people and for reminding us to always pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for the understanding that Yeshua is the one who was and is and is to come. This is a time like no other as we countdown to Jacob’s trouble and pray for eyes and hearts to be opened. Time to dig deeper into scripture and pray for discernment and Holy Spirit understanding.
    We would love to go to Israel and even if for timing cannot want to to pray whether on site or off site. would love to know more . I yearn to go back again to God’s apple of His eye and covenant land.
    Thank you for all you do!

    In His hope,

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