Thursday, December 23, 2010

Quote of the Day #56 - Alfred Edersheim

A quote from Alfred Edersheim concerning Herod, the "reckless tyrant" who was responsible for the slaughter after Jesus' birth (Matthew 2:16):
Baffled in the hope of attaining his object through the Magi, the reckless tyrant sought to secure it by an indiscriminate slaughter of all the children in Bethlehem and its immediate neighborhood, from two years and under. True, considering the population of Bethlehem, their number could only have been small, probably twenty at most. But the deed was none the less atrocious; and these infants may justly be regarded as the 'protomartyrs,' the first witnesses, of Christ, 'the blossom of martyrdom'...
~Alfred Edersheim (The Life And Times Of Jesus The Messiah, Book 2, Chapter 8)

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