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Ancient Israel

Reader comment on item: Not Stealing Palestine but Purchasing Israel
in response to reader comment: Israel - ancient and modern

Submitted by Moshe (Israel), Jun 26, 2011 at 08:14

I truly appreciate your kind words about modern Israel. However your comments regarding "the ancient Jewish theocracy" which according to you created all the problems in the last Jewish Kingdom (2nd Temple) must be based mostly on biased Christian sagas from the New Testament. The Jewish states were never run by priests and prophets, neither during the 1st Temple nor during the 2nd Temple. If anything, the prophets were always trying to better and elevate the social ethics of the kings and of the corrupt administrations, but they were never in control; all they could do was to preach. In any case, from the point of view of religiosity, the Jewish societies in those times were not much different from the rest of the ancient people.


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