Sorry if this has already been discussed, I haven't been around here a lot and I have this question for any history buffs.
This summer's DC is a fictionalized account of first century Jehovah's Witnesses (gag), leaving Jerusalem right after the first attack by Rome and fleeing to Pella.
Other than Jesus "this generation" prophecy, the Bible mentions nothing directly about this. Even John, who wrote his gospel and letters afterward, makes no hint of events in Jerusalem during that era. Insight and other JW sources cling to what Eusebius stated about Christians leaving Jerusalem and settling around Pella and the decapolis. The problem is, Eusebius was born 200 years after the fact, quotes no references for his account, and, as I understand it, is ambiguous on exactly what happened. This same Eusebius is condemned by JWs for signing the Nicean creed as a handmaiden for Constantine. And he is elsewhere condemned as an apologist philosopher who is inaccurate, if not dishonest.
In the little that I recall from previous research, most Christians were persecuted out of Jerusalem and Judea years before the first attack, Peter was already away in Babylon. And I thought that Eusebius stated that the Christians left just before the Romans arrived in 70 CE, because they had received a special angelic warning just before the Roman troups attacked.
Any brainiacs out there that can help clear this up?