What was the social, political setting that would allow Saul to hunt down followers of THE WAY and prosecute them in Jerusalem before the Sanhedrin?January 26, 2010
Josephus tells us [Antiquities xi. 8,4-6] about the history surrounding Alexander the Great's conquest of Palestine. In this account it is recorded that the High Priest had been given a dream by God to meet Alexander outside the city gates with his priestly garments on and the priests behind him. Alexander was stunned and communicated that he had dreamed several nights prior, had seen this man (the High Priest), and was told that God, the God of this man (the High Priest) would hand the Persians into his hands.
Therefore if any pestilent men have fled to you from their country, hand them over to Simon the high priest, that he may punish them according to their law. - 1 Macc 15:21
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