Thursday, August 04, 2022

The slaying of Zechariah and the destruction of the Temple?

TISHA B'AV IS COMING: What Sin Caused the Destruction of the First Temple? (Prof. Rabbi Marty Lockshin,
The prophet Zechariah, son of the high priest Jehoiada, is stoned to death in the Temple (2 Chronicles 24:21). According to the Talmud, his blood bubbled for two centuries, until the destruction of the Temple. Is “a priest and prophet were killed in the Temple” (Lamentations 2:20) a reference to this incident, presenting a reason for the destruction?

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