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Sunday, February 26, 2017

GUEST POST: JUDAISM UNDER ROME

JUDAISM UNDER THE ROMAN EMPIRE
a GUEST POST from Mr. Cohen

NOTE: All four quotes shown below are from Flavius Josephus,
who was born in year 37 CE and was still alive in 81 CE.

“It was known even to the Romans that they [the Jews] did no work of any kind when the seventh day came around…”

SOURCE: The Jewish War (chapter 14, page 241) by Flavius Josephus, translated by G.A. Williamson, 1984, published by Penguin Classics, ISBN:  0140444203 ISBN:  978-0140444209 
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“The next day Pilate took his seat on the tribunal in the great stadium and summoned the mob, on the pretext that he was ready to give them answer.

Instead, he gave a pre-arranged signal to the soldiers to surround the Jews in full armor, and the troops formed a ring three [Roman soldiers] deep.  The Jews were dumbfounded at the unexpected sight, but Pilate, declared that he would cut them to pieces unless they accepted images of Caesar, nodded to their soldiers to bare [reveal] their swords. 

At this the Jews, as though by agreement, fell to the ground in a body and bent their necks, shouting that they were ready to be killed, rather than transgress the Law [of the Torah]. 

Amazed at the intensity of their religious fervor, Pilate ordered the standards to be removed from Jerusalem forthwith.”

SOURCE: The Jewish War (chapter 7, bottom of page 138) by Flavius Josephus, translated by G.A. Williamson, 1984, published by Penguin Classics, ISBN:  0140444203 ISBN:  978-0140444209 
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“…Domitian [the Emperor of Rome from year 81 to 96 CE. He was the younger brother of Titus and son of Vespasian] was becoming more and more of a tyrant as his reign proceeded, hostile to converts to Judaism for their refusal to participate in the worship which he as a living emperor demanded…”

SOURCE: The Jewish War (introduction, page 17) by Flavius Josephus, translated by G.A. Williamson, 1984, published by Penguin Classics, ISBN:  0140444203 ISBN:  978-0140444209 
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 “At this time the people of Damascus, learning of the destruction of the Roman force, were eager to exterminate the Jews in their midst.  As they had them cooped in the gymnasium for a long time now, taking this precaution as a result of suspicion, the task appeared perfectly simple: but they were afraid of their own wives, who had almost all gone over to the Jewish religion, so that their chief anxiety was to keep them in the dark.”

SOURCE: The Jewish War (chapter 10, page 179) by Flavius Josephus, translated by G.A. Williamson, 1984, published by Penguin Classics, ISBN:  0140444203 ISBN:  978-0140444209 
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OTHER BLOG POSTS BY MR. COHEN:

Ancient Roman historians connected Jews with the Land of Israel and Jerusalem:

https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/02/guest-post-josephus-vs-muslim-liars.html
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/05/guest-post-cornelius-tacticus.html

Rambam Rejected Childless Messiah:
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/08/rambam-rejected-childless-messiah-by-mr.html

Forgotten Muslim Oppression against Jews:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/01/guest-post-forgotten-oppression.html

Seven Times Stronger
(a quick quote about American anti-Semitism during the Holocaust):
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/01/guest-post-seven-times-stronger.html

Why Muslims Hate Jews:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/12/guest-post-why-muslims-hate-jews.html
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/01/guest-post-moynihan-1982.html

Quick Bible Quotes from Joshua and Jeremiah:
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/11/guest-post-joshua-chapter-23-verse-12.html
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/12/guest-post-jeremiah-chapter-17.html

How a Reform Rabbi Become Orthodox (true story):
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/07/how-did-reform-rabbi-become-orthodox-jew.html

Sephardic Jews Reject Reform Judaism:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/07/sephardim-reject-reform.html
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/08/guest-post-persian-rabbis-decree.html

Greek NYC Jews and Syrian NYC Jews:
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/03/greek-jews-syrian-jews.html

How to Convict the New York Times
of Unfair Bias Against Israel:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/11/guest-post-how-to-convict-new-york-times.html
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/11/guest-post-nyt-erases-israel-from-map.html
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/03/guest-postnyt-vs-israel.html

Why Pray for Tzahal-IDF:
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/04/guest-post-why-pray-for-idf.html

How to Pray for Tzahal-IDF:
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/09/how-to-pray-for-tzahal-idf.html

Why Israel’s 1967 Borders are Undefendable:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/03/guest-post-why-1967-borders-are-suicide.html
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Pro-Israel Articles from Aish HaTorah:
www.aish.com/jw/me/Ten-Ways-Israel-Is-Treated-Differently.html
www.aish.com/jw/me/13-Facts-about-Israel--the-Middle-East.html
www.aish.com/jw/s/The_Pro-Palestinians_Real_Agenda.html
www.aish.com/jw/me/Why-Are-There-Still-Palestinian-Refugees.html
www.aish.com/jw/me/The-Arabs-Real-Grievance-against-the-Jews.html
www.aish.com/jw/me/Col-Richard-Kemp-on-Israels-Moral-Army.html
www.aish.com/ho/i/Menachem-Begin-on-the-Lessons-of-the-Holocaust.html
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Articles Refuting the BDS Movement from Aish HaTorah:
www.aish.com/jw/me/The-BDS-Smokescreen.html
www.aish.com/jw/me/BDS-The-Attempt-to-Strangle-Israel.html
www.aish.com/jw/me/BDS-and-Anti-Semitism.html
www.aish.com/jw/me/Fighting-BDS-in-the-Name-of-Human-Rights.html
www.aish.com/jw/s/Winning-the-BDS-Battle.html
www.aish.com/jw/s/10-Ways-You-Can-Fight-BDS.html
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