Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder,
and with earthquake, and great noise
That is, not the multitude of strangers and terrible ones, unless they could be understood of the wicked among the Jews; but thou Ariel, or Jerusalem, shalt be punished by the Lord of hosts; for this visitation or punishment was from him, for their sins and iniquities; the Romans were only the instruments he made use of, and the executioners of his vengeance; which was attended with thunder in the heavens, a shaking of the earth, and a great noise or voice heard in the temple, saying, let us depart hence; at which time comets were seen in the heavens, and chariots and armed men in the air, and one of the gates of the temple opened of itself F18: it is added, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire;
with which the temple was burnt by the Roman army, when it came in like a storm and tempest, and carried all before it.
F18 Joseph. de Bello Jud. l. 6. c. 5. sect. 5.