There is a direct parallel between the events preceding the Babylonian Exile of the Jews and their present exile. Preceding the Babylonian exile, the glory of God left the Holy of Holies in the temple first to the threshold of the temple (Ezek 10:4) and then departed from the threshold (Ezek 10:18). In the first century Jesus was the glory of God (John 1:14). His last recorded departure from the temple is recorded in Matthew 24:1. In Ezekiel, the glory upon leaving the city, stood over the Mount of Olives directly east of the city (Ezek 11:23). After the last supper Jesus went with his disciples to the Mount of Olives (Luke 22:29) where he was arrested. Some weeks later, Jesus departed into heaven from the Mount of Olives (Acts 1:10-12). In Ezekiel, God brought the Jews out of the midst of the Jerusalem and then scattered them among the nations (Ezek11:9; 12:15). Similarly, when Jerusalem was overthrown by the Romans, those who fled the city were led captive into all the nations (Luke 21:21-23).