UNITED NATIONS: Let the Echo Carry

When [the Roman soldiers] went in numbers into the lanes of the city with their swords drawn, they slew those whom they overtook without mercy, and set fire to the houses whither the Jews were fled. . . . [They] made the whole city run with blood, to such a degree indeed that the fire of many of the houses was quenched with . . . blood. . . . And thus was Jerusalem taken in the second year of the reign of Vespasian.

Thus the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, who had accompanied the...

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