osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,

Pardon me while I get all religousy for a minute

Being religious in nature, I often see things that confirm my religious beliefs. Those who do not share these religious beliefs please feel free to treat them as observer bias.

A recent archeological find in Jerusalem was noted for confirming an aspect of Josephus' account of the destruction of Jerusalem. Archeologist discovered an oil lamp and two cook pots in a cistern dating from the time of the destruction of the Second Temple. The archeologists note that whoever left the cookpot came down into the cistern to eat the food in secret, hiding the fact that they had food from everyone else. This confirmed a description from Josephus. That during the siege of Jerusalem by the Romans such famine gripped the city that gangs would break into people's homes looking for food. Anyone with food would hide and devour it it secret.

This also confirms an earlier description. The second tocheicha (warning) in the book of Deut Chapter 28, which is widely regarded among religious Jews as referring to the second Exile (as the first tocheicha in Leviticus refers to the Babylonian Exile). v. 52-57.
"And [your enemy] shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fortified walls come down, wherein thou didst trust, throughout all thy land; and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee . . . . for she shall eat them for want of all things, secretly; in the siege and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall straiten thee in thy gates.


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