“Jerusalem Shall Be Destroyed Again”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
This prophecy, similar to the one delivered by Christ himself just days before his death (see Joseph Smith—Matthew), pertains to the destruction of Judah by the Roman legions under Titus in A.D. 70. On this dreadful occasion hundreds of thousands of Jews were killed, and almost 100, 000 were taken captive. Jewish tradition holds that the destruction of the temple of Herod and the razing of Jerusalem took place on the ninth day of the Hebrew month Av (29 August), the same day the Babylonians had laid final siege to the city over six hundred years earlier. The destruction and scattering in A.D. 70 occurred for the same reason as that in 587 B.C.—rejection of the true Messiah, his Church, and his anointed servants.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1