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Jerusalem Destroyed


(1) Luke 19:41-44



(1) Luke 19:41-44

/19:41/ As he came near and saw the city, he wept over it, /19:42/ saying, "If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. /19:43/ Indeed, the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up ramparts around you and surround you, and hem you in on every side. /19:44/ They will crush you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave within you one stone upon another; because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God."



SEE ALSO: 49 Temple and Jesus for a more detailed discussion of the Temple/Jerusalem complex.



John Dominic Crossan

Item: 477
Stratum: III (80-120 CE)
Attestation: Single
Historicity: -



This poem originated as a contribution to the HODOS online community by Gene Stecher. It is published with Gene's consent but he explicitly retains full rights as the creative author. You welcome to use it for personal study and worship, but it should not be published in any other form without the author's prior consent. Index to Gene Stecher's poems


Jerusalem is a short distance away.
Jesus tends the camp fire.
Will there be a burst into blaze?
A restlessness emerges within the campers.
The foot steps of the arrest party are images, yet sounds.
Who will stay?
Who will flee?
Who will hide and follow?
Will Caesar get what belongs to him
or will he authorize the bloody screams of the Kingdom?
From a distance the women hear the agony of casting fire upon the earth
with no campers in sight.

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