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Luke 19:43


For the days will come upon you when your enemies will build 1  an embankment 2  against you and surround you and close in on you from every side.


De 28:49-58; Ps 37:12,13; Isa 29:1-4; Jer 6:3-6; Da 9:26,27; Mt 22:7; Mt 23:37-39; Mr 13:14-20; Lu 21:20-24; 1Th 2:15,16

NET © Notes

sn Jesus now predicted the events that would be fulfilled in the fall of Jerusalem in a.d. 70. The details of the siege have led some to see Luke writing this after Jerusalem’s fall, but the language of the verse is like God’s exilic judgment for covenant unfaithfulness (Hab 2:8; Jer 6:6, 14; 8:13-22; 9:1; Ezek 4:2; 26:8; Isa 29:1-4). Specific details are lacking and the procedures described (build an embankment against you) were standard Roman military tactics.

sn An embankment refers to either wooden barricades or earthworks, or a combination of the two.

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