3811Re: SV: SV: [ANE-2] Population of Canaan?
- Feb 4, 2007Josephus 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
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