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    But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty [and] two months. (rev 11:2)
    "And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled... And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory." (Jesus- Luke 21:24-27) (tn 11:12)
    Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans Titus, in A.D. 70, and the Jews were scattered and exiled. The Jews tried to regain their freedom in A.D. 132 under Bar Cochba, but they were crushed by the armies of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. This time Jerusalem was devastated even more completely than it had been by Titus. The site of the city was ploughed under and a new city, named in honour of Hadrian, was built upon the ruins. (tn 12:4)
    The Jews were banished. Many of them, exactly as had been foretold by Christ, fell "by the edge of the sword." They fled, scattered, and were "led away captive into all nations.".... (tn 12:5)
    The Romans were the first aliens (Gentiles) after the time of Christ to tread down the holy city of Jerusalem. The next aliens to sieze and hold it captive were the Muslims. They conquered Jerusalem in A.D. 637 and upon the foundation of the Temple of Solomon, they raised the Mosque of Omar. During their period of occupation, Jews were largely excluded from their homeland, the few remaining being proscribed. (tn 12:7)
    This restriction came to an end in the year 1844. Remarkable! (tn 13:1)
    ..the strict exclusion of the Jews from their own land enforced by the Muslims for some twelve centuries was at last relaxed by the Edict of Toleration and the "times of the Gentiles" were fulfilled... [Click 'see' for Edicts of Toleration details -ed] (tn 13:2)
    Worth Smith.. mentions this Edict in his Miracle of the Ages. He points out: "In the year of A.D. 1844... the (Muslims) under the leadership of Turkey were compelled by the Western Powers, notably England, to grant religious toleration to all (nations) within their borders." (tn 13:4)
    ..The date on this document was March 21st, 1844. (tn 13:5)
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