Re: extropians-digest V2 #507

Wesley R. Schwein (
Tue, 16 Jun 1998 10:05:34 -0400

The story of Herod's massacre of the children of Bethlehem is probably a
fabrication of Matthew. Luke doesn't mention it, nor does Josephus, the
historian who dillegently recorded Herod's many crimes.

Thus it is rather obvious as to why the Romans were so keen on stringing
up, eh? Reuniting all of the houses and tribes of Isreal under one man (who
would probably have been Jesus, or possibly his son by Mary Magdalene)
seem to me to spell a serious threat to Roman control of Palestine through
rule of King Herod, their lackey. This also explains why King Herod was so
on killing every child born on or around the prophesied day in Bethlehem.
order to fulfill the prophesy, the people who worked to bring this breeding
to fruition would have to arrange that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem on
around the right day.