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Zwets t1_isneww7 wrote

> “Preacher, don’t the Bible have some pretty specific things to say about killin’?”

> “Quite specific. It is, however, somewhat fuzzier on the subject of kneecaps.”


mordinvan t1_isomtrd wrote

Actually Jesus tell his followers to ensure they are armed and if they don't have the money to arm themselves, to sell their cloak to buy a weapon if required.


GetlostMaps t1_isow3tj wrote

A few years later the Judeans were in full revolt against the Romans, and they slaughtered the entire garrison at Jerusalem then locked themselves in the city and into a few other places.

It didn't turn out particularly well (they were killed and the survivors sold in to slavery) but it took a while to retake the fortifications. Oh, and Jerusalem was basically levelled.


mordinvan t1_isoyzqp wrote

Yes, hence the wailing wall. The last piece of the old temple left.


GetlostMaps t1_isp06vy wrote

If I recall, the Romans left a few towers and the odd wall to emphasise how much they'd removed, to make their point.