I've been considering this time limit and wondered how many preterist understand this to have been fulfilled in the first century.
And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
My thought would be that the context is the trodden down of Jerusalem and as to the words 'trodden down' implies to trample, crush with the feet. What more descriptive language would be needed to related to the siege that was placed around the city Jerusalem as a choke hold or a foot to the neck of the city. As to Josephus and his accounts given to the times of trouble for the people knowing what Jesus had foretold of that time (Matthew 24:15-35)
2But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months
Here in Revelation it defines a time of 42 months as to the treading under foot. So in my account of reading the seige under Titus was in 69CE until 70CE that of Jerusalem. Would the time allowed to the Gentiles continue until 73CE? Would it have started with the seige by Cestius Gallus in 67EC until 70CE with the desturction.
What's your thoughts?