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Submitted by Bob (United States), Mar 1, 2007 at 15:36

Slavery was a common alternative to slaughtering defeated, conquered people. Certainly not motivated by mercy, it nevertheless permitted such people to live, which most choose rather than death.

Some art survives from the era of Jesus' walk on the earth. In this art Judeans are generally dark complected people, not "black" but much like the Arabs of the eastern Mediterranean region of today, but without as much of the Turkish element.

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