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[collapsed title=48AD: Roman soldier moons the Jews during Passover feast, pm278, A20.105, W2.224]
AUDIO: Roman soldier moons Jews in temple during Passover
"When Cumanus came as sucessor to Tiberius Alexander, an uprising occurred in Jerusalem at the Passover. One of his troops who was standing on the porticoes of the temple for riot control uncovered his genitals and showed them to the multitude. In rage, some of the people started hurling stones at the soldiers, and Cumanus marched reinforcements to the tower-fortress Antonia. This frightened the masses, and in their rush to escape through narrow exits, some 20,000 were trampled to death. So there was mourning instead of feasting."
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[collapsed title=54AD: Claudius Caesar poisoned by wife Aggripina, rise of Nero to emperor, etc., pm279-280, A20.148, W2.250]
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-The young High Priest Ananus enrages the Roman authorities by conspiring to have James, the Lord's brother killed.

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Christians, seeing Jerusalem surrounded by armies, recall Jesus' prophecy and flee all Israel and Judea for the hills and caves

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Famine scenes... taking food from the mouths, woman roasting and eating her own baby

Temple turned into a Zealot (gay, Jewish mafia) fort

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Valiant Roman centurion has his own Black Hawk Down death scene

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Comedy scene - Child on the wall (spiteful smart-aleck) tricking the Romans for a glass of water then scurrying back to his perch

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False prophets lead people to the top of the Temple to be raptured, only to die in the flames

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Titus having sex with prostitutes in the Holy of Holies

Demolition of Temple down to the foundation stones

Simon ascending out from hiding in tunnels beneath the Temple foundation floor

Hauling out the fabulous booty and jewels from the tunnels and all of Jerusalem

Demolition of all the city leaving it as though it was never inhabited

 

 

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