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A Mystery Revealed: Gospel of Mark tracks the 7 Churches in the Book of Revelation
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Josephus, Wars..., 6, 5, 1:

"WHILE the holy house was on fire, every thing was plundered that came to hand, and ten thousand of those that were caught were slain; nor was there a commiseration of any age, or any reverence of gravity, but children, and old men, and profane persons, and priests were all slain in the same manner; so that this war went round all sorts of men, and brought them to destruction, and as well those that made supplication for their lives, as those that defended themselves by fighting.

W..., 6, 6, 1:

"On the fifth day afterward, the priests that were pined with the famine came down, and when they were brought to Titus by the guards, they begged for their lives; but he replied, that the time of pardon was over as to them, and that this very holy house, on whose account only they could justly hope to be preserved, was destroyed; and that it was agreeable to their office that priests should perish with the house itself to which they belonged. So he ordered them to be put to death. "

ben Zakkai makes it out.  There was a List, according to Uzi Leiber (Settlement and History...in Galilee, ISBN-13: 978-3161498718 ) which paired Settlements with the Priestly Courses.  On the assumption that not all of the Priests are in Jerusalem for the Siege, some of these Priests in Galilean Settlements also survived.  One other point is that ben Zakkai approaches Vespasian and declares that Vespasian will become Emperor.  Vespasian states that ben Zakkai should be killed twice over for what he has said.  However, if what he asserted turned out to be true, then ben Zakkai could have "one wish" - ben Zakkai asks for, and receives, permission to build a school at Yavneh.  It is the start, most probably, of Rabbinical Judaism.

ben Zakkai may become more important in future years for study of the Origin of the NT in terms of Structure, especially with the Book of Numbers.

CW
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RE: A Mystery Revealed - by sestir - 04-17-2016, 10:18 PM
RE: A Mystery Revealed - by sestir - 04-18-2016, 10:34 AM
RE: A Mystery Revealed - by sestir - 04-22-2016, 08:07 PM
RE: A Mystery Revealed - by sestir - 04-23-2016, 12:56 PM
RE: A Mystery Revealed - by sestir - 04-25-2016, 03:41 PM
RE: A Mystery Revealed: Gospel of Mark tracks the 7 Churches in the Book of Revelation - by Charles Wilson - 04-28-2016, 08:10 PM

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