Ged wrote:My full question is; which of the New Testament books were written after AD70? Assuming there are several, why did none of them mention the 'earth-shattering' events of AD70? The destruction of the temple by Rome fulfilled one of Jesus' own prophecies (Matt. 24:1-3) and its theological significance was central to Christianity. (John 2:19-22) It would have at least been alluded to, surely.
Yes there are prophecies concerning 70 AD events
Dan 9:24-26. "Seventy weeks are determined For your people and for your holy city, To finish the transgression, To make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy. 25 "Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times. 26 "And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined...." NKJV
In Daniel 9:24-26, Daniel delivers a prophecy that Jerusalem and the Temple would be destroyed, again. Within these verses,
Daniel's chronology mentions that certain events would occur. The 1st temple had already been destroyed by Babylonians and the regathering back to Israel had not happened yet when Danial received the word. He mentions that, the Jewish people would return and rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple. Next, the Messiah would come and be rejected and cut off, die (in keeping with Isaiah 53 and Psalms 22). Sometime after this that Jerusalem and the rebuilt Temple would be destroyed, again, a second time.
As Proverbs 25:2 states: It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
The word becomes a matter to search out because == And till the end of the war desolations are determined
== what war? The one between God and Satan? Or does it point out a principle found in Eccl 3:15, ...And what is to be has already been
that history has similar repeating patterns to it till the final matter is resolved?
That part is for us to search out. Fact is. Isaiah wrote in Isa 11:11 before Daniel and this event did not start to become fulfilled till May 1948... To recover and draw back the Jewish nation a second time back to its land. Amos 9:1-15 mentions part of the 70 AD event and the events of the scattering into all the nations as well as the second regathering afterwards as well too.
This is in line with Deut 4:27, Deut 28:49,50,52, 64, Deut 30:3...
You have as well - Micah 3:11-12...
So, yes, it was prophesied and Jesus further explained further future events as well.
Hope this helps