In what year was the Temple in Jerusalem destroyed? September 18, 2012 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: World History The Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed twice. The first Temple was razed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C. The second was destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70. Related PostsHow many cities were destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius?Which crusade is the subject of Jerusalem Delivered?Who said, “This year I’m a star, but what will I be next year, a black hole?”In what year is C. J. Koch’s The Year of Living Dangerously (1978) set?In an average year, how many Americans are audited by the IRS?