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Simcha Gross
Scholar of ancient history. Assistant Professor of Ancient Jewish History .
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Simcha Gross 6h
In the piece he does address the fact that there are differences in demographics that would explain a disparity in Biden's chances in PA vs other rust belt states, and how and why he might win one and lose the others.
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Simcha Gross 7h
This was sort of addressed here:
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Simcha Gross 10h
Replying to @bdaiwi_historia
See similarly Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 17a: "R. Johanan said: None are to be appointed members of the Sanhedrin, but men of stature, wisdom, good appearance, mature age, with a knowledge of sorcery, & who are conversant with all the seventy languages of mankind..."
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Simcha Gross 10h
Replying to @Simcha_Gross
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Simcha Gross 10h
Netanyahu: Jesus spoke Hebrew. Pope Francis: Aramaic. Scholars: this is a false binary; ancient Palestine was a multilingual environment in which Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek were used in varying degrees by different people for different purposes and in different contexts.
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Simcha Gross Oct 27
Replying to @YakovZMayer
Note on transliteration: I promise you'll be able to figure it out with google.
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Simcha Gross Oct 27
whoops! thanks! All very interesting! Have a two hour class on the Sasanian conquests in the early 7th century in just a few, so was reviewing all of this again. So much material, including fun conversion stories!
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Simcha Gross Oct 27
Apparently Michael the Syrian in his Chronicle also portrays the edict as pertaining to the Jews across the Empire (from Chabot's ed. and trans., p. 414):
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Simcha Gross Oct 27
It’s also a rather late source, so unclear if it reflects a genuine policy of Heraclius or later retellings
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Simcha Gross Oct 26
Agapius of Mabbug: Heraclius...exiled Qourrah bishop of Edessa to the island of Cyprus because he realized that Qourrah could not read the Gospel well, [saying] "...how did you become a bishop if you cannot read the Gospel well! Go now to this island, fix yourself over there.."
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Simcha Gross Oct 26
Replying to @_Rebbetzin_
congrats!!!
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Simcha Gross Oct 26
Replying to @_Rebbetzin_
Where will it be published?
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Historians of Iran Oct 25
On Nowruz 1350 (1971/72), the Shah declared the new year “Cyrus the Great Year.” He said: “The best gift which we can certainly offer to this immortal hero at the beginning of such a year is the existence of a proud, progressive and prosperous Iran who, ~rs 1/20
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Simcha Gross Oct 26
Replying to @arturoviaggia
Nor historically accurate! Contests between “sects” was a common motif in first century sources, judging by Josephus.
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Simcha Gross Oct 24
Replying to @danielpicus
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madeline oOoOoOoOodent 👻 Oct 23
Oxford is an architectural disaster because the colleges keep cannibalising each other. The University has, over a millennium, had a couple hundred colleges and halls. There are now 45. A thread.
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Simcha Gross Oct 24
Enjoying and in West Philly !
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Simcha Gross Oct 24
Van Gogh’s meows (get it? Muse!)
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Simcha Gross Oct 24
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Simcha Gross Oct 24
Ps-Sebeos (c.7th CE): It happened..that the Greek king requested from the Persian king the body of that dead man which was kept in the city of Susa in the royal treasury, placed in a bronze container.The Persians called it Kay Khosrov & Christians said it was..the prophet Daniel.
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