Iroquois: People of the Longhouse by Michael JohnsonThis book is basically just a brief summary of the Iroquois. Theres a quick history of their relations with Europeans, and how this affected their material and religious culture and relations with other Native American groups, then examples of their arts and it finishes with sort of a names you should know thing. Its a little strange how much emphasis there is on things like decorative pouches (30 pages of a 150 page book!) compared to the techniques they used to hunt, build, farm, manage the landscape, etc. Since the Haudenosaunee apparently only consolidated as a defensive response to colonization theres very little about their culture before the introduction of guns, cloth, metal tools and cookware and monetary incentive, which was my main interest unfortunately. There are some cool pictures of bark covered houses and things but overall this one wasnt quite what I was hoping for.
A.D. 70 Titus Destroys Jerusalem
The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows. May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned backward! Let them be like the grass on the housetops, which withers before it grows up, with which the reaper does not fill his hand or the binder of sheaves his bosom, while those who pass by do not say, "The blessing of the LORD be upon you! We bless you in the name of the LORD! A Psalm of Ascents. Samuel, Kings and Chronicles, as well as most every one of the prophets of Israel, give us copious amounts of information telling us why it was that Israel was taken into exile in Babylon and why the magnificent First Temple should be destroyed.
Remnants of the Judean provisional government. The Roman army, led by the future Emperor Titus , with Tiberius Julius Alexander as his second-in-command, besieged and conquered the city of Jerusalem , which had been controlled by Judean rebel factions since 66 CE, following the Jerusalem riots of 66 , when the Judean provisional government was formed in Jerusalem.
a skeleton in gods closet summary
For over years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Concern about fake news is nothing new. Many have assumed that any author who could accept a post as a general on the side of the Jewish rebels in the war against Rome but abandon his comrades and end up writing an account of the war from the Roman side as a self-proclaimed friend of the Roman emperor could not be trusted. It does not help that Josephus himself described in detail the process by which he swapped sides. Why should anyone trust an author who so blatantly transferred his allegiances and tricked his fellow Jews?
Gessius Florus loved money and hated Jews. As Roman procurator, he ruled Judea, caring little for their religious sensibilities. When tax revenues were low, he seized silver from the temple. As the uproar against him grew, in A. The Romans had built a virtually impregnable fortress there. Yet the atrocities of Florus inspired some crazy Zealots to attack Masada. Amazingly, they won, slaughtering the Roman army there.