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RE: [XTalk] Jesus Temple Act

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  • Ernest Pennells
    [Josephus] ... grew numerous. They made use of small swords, not much different in length from the Persian acinacae, but somewhat crooked, and like the Roman
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      [Josephus]
      >And then it was that the sicarii, as they were called, who were robbers,
      grew numerous. They made use of small swords, not much different in length
      from the Persian acinacae, but somewhat crooked, and like the Roman sicae,
      [or sickles,] as they were called; and from these weapons these robbers got
      their denomination; and with these weapons they slew a great many; for they
      mingled themselves among the multitude at their festivals, when they were
      come up in crowds from all parts to the city to worship God, as we said
      before, and easily slew those that they had a mind to slay.<

      Is this fiction; or historical evidence that you could actually get away
      with murder - repeatedly - in the middle of a festival crowd? The surprise
      element still works, even when something similar has happened previously
      (One up for GJohn).

      Regards,

      Ernie Pennells
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