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  • Jim West
    list folk may well enjoy zias latest essay on masada in bible and interpretation -- +++++++ Jim West, ThD Petros, TN
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 2, 2010
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      list folk may well enjoy zias' latest essay on masada in bible and
      interpretation

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      Jim West, ThD
      Petros, TN
    • Jim West
      i guess they might enjoy it more if i provided the link... http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/masada357902.shtml sorry -- +++++++ Jim West, ThD Petros, TN
      Message 2 of 4 , Sep 2, 2010
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        i guess they might enjoy it more if i provided the link...

        http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/masada357902.shtml

        sorry

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        Jim West, ThD
        Petros, TN
      • David Hall
        If certain skelatal remains previously identified as Jewish are not Jewish, how does this challenge Josephus historical account of Masada? His account of
        Message 3 of 4 , Sep 2, 2010
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          If certain skelatal remains previously identified as Jewish are not Jewish, how
          does this challenge Josephus' historical account of Masada?

          His account of Gamla may have been accurate as the place was destroyed in the
          early Roman period of the first century complete with iron arrowheads and a city
          wall breached near the first century synagogue.

          If one walks up the snake trail to the top of Masada and looks down, there is
          quite a view of Roman military camps, a seige wall, towers along the seige
          wall, a seige ramp, as if they were the ruins of the Roman seige of Masada as
          Josephus described. 


          If you read Tacitus, Annals, you might learn suicides of a Roman emperor's first
          century political enemies were numerous.  These included high ranking Roman
          citizens.  It should not seem unlikely rebels would have commited suicide rather
          than face execution on the cross.

          Not all in first century Palestine were zealots.  Sephoris did not resist the
          Romans and did not take part in the rebellion.  The city was given favored
          status after the rebellion. 


          David Q. Hall
          Falls Church, Virginia 




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          From: Jim West <jwest@...>
          To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com; biblical-studies@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Thu, September 2, 2010 12:39:08 PM
          Subject: [ANE-2] zias on masada

           
          list folk may well enjoy zias' latest essay on masada in bible and
          interpretation

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          Jim West, ThD
          Petros, TN







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        • David Hall
          Thanks Joe.  I did not know Byzantine burials were east-west.  There was once a theory that Galilean synagogues faced Jerusalem.  After the orientation of
          Message 4 of 4 , Sep 3, 2010
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            Thanks Joe.  I did not know Byzantine burials were east-west.  There was once a
            theory that Galilean synagogues faced Jerusalem.  After the orientation of all
            the synagogues were studied it was shown they faced in different directions.  Am
            not sure the statement all Byzantine burials faced east-west and no Roman
            burials faced east-west could be verified to prove your theory some monks were
            identified as Jewish freedom fighters.  I am not an expert on the subject. 
            Perhaps some remains were incorrectly identified.  It would not be the first
            time items were incorrectly dated or categorized.  I did not want to make it
            like you were trying to refute Josephus' account. 


            David Q. Hall
            Falls Church, Virginia





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            From: Jim West <jwest@...>
            To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com; biblical-studies@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Thu, September 2, 2010 12:39:08 PM
            Subject: [ANE-2] zias on masada

             
            list folk may well enjoy zias' latest essay on masada in bible and
            interpretation

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            Jim West, ThD
            Petros, TN







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