Question:

Hello, Could you explain something in Nazir 32b for me? This is cited: R. Joseph said: Had I been there, I would have said to them: “Is it not written, The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, are these”, which points to [the destruction of] the first and second temples? Granted that they knew it would be destroyed, did they know when this would occur?” The footnote I am asking about says: Since it indicates that there would be three temples. Thus the destruction was foretold and could have been anticipated. I know that the first two Temples were destroyed– were the Rabbis here referring to the 3rd Temple that would be built when the Messiah comes? Thanks, Kris Thanks so much. Kris

Answer:

I think it is just like you are saying.

 

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