Sunday, July 31, 2016

Episode 111: Party at the Genocide!

Another confusing couple of chapters from 1 Esdras.  Yet another high priest gets to go back to Jerusalem, while taking all the valuables from the Persian Empire.  This time, however, when he gets there, he discovers that many Jews have been marrying the locals and other "unclean" types, so he appears to call for a genocide.  Or for the "strange" women to be locked up in a box.  Its not really clear.  What is clear is that 'Jebus' is the original name for Jerusalem.  Thanks for your support!

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