The Flavian Signature - Inside the City - The Cornerstone

gilius

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This seems valid, and in sequence. Jerusalem is described as a vineyard - apparently lucrative business - with a defensive wall, tower (Antonia) and a wine press--no doubt the one in Gethsemane used to prune Jesus! Here, Titus is the landowner whose slaves (ordinary troops) are sent together with his 2 sons (2 of his more distinguised soldiers) against the Jewish rebels (vine-growers) who are holding out in Antonia.
 
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gilius

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Was reading Caesar's Messiah again - such a well written book - and realised there is plenty more passages in the bible about the "wine press" and even a few bits about pressing olives as well. The wine press joke is obviously based on the Targum Genesis that Atwill quotes, but when I last checked I couldn't find any parallels in Josephus, which is a shame.
 
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