One day people were standing around talking about the Temple, remarking
how beautiful it was, the splendor of its stonework and memorial gifts.
Jesus said, "All this you’re admiring so much—the time is coming when
every stone in that building will end up in a heap of rubble." Luke 21:5-6 (TM)
I find it fascinating that 40 years after Jesus’ death and resurrection, this prophecy was fulfilled. The temple was destroyed by the Romans, along with the rest of Jerusalem. When the temple was destroyed, so were the geneaological records of the tribes of Israel. Without those records, it would soon be forgotten and/or disputable who was a Levite. Only the Levites can sacrifice according to the Law. God saw to it that "old things pass away".