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3811Re: SV: SV: [ANE-2] Population of Canaan?

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  • Rod Nicholas
    Feb 4, 2007
      Josephus claims 600,000 to 1,300,000 were killed when the Romans
      destroyed the 2nd Temple and sacked Jerusalem, 70 ce. A further
      580,000 were reputedly killed [Cassius Dio] during the Bar Kokhba
      uprising in 135 ce alone!
      One can readily find claims of a Palestine population from 25,000 to
      6 million leading up to the Christian [sic] era.
      The claimed deaths in wars during the Seleucid era would even wipe
      out most of those numbers?
      Pompeii in 63 BCE killed a 'quick' 12,000.
      What of natural attrition; high infant mortality, disease
      drought and pestilence?
      Logic would surely dictate the lower end of estimates for all these

      Rod Nicholas
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