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comment When was the Passover Seder ritual formalized?
@IanRingrose Can you please cite your source?
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comment When was the Passover Seder ritual formalized?
Very interesting - where can I read more about the 4 questions starting out as 3? Plus, I'm mostly curious about the 4 cups - do you have more information on them?
Apr
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revised How did the Nazis justify the differences in the way they treated Jews v. POWs?
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Apr
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asked When was the Passover Seder ritual formalized?
Apr
23
comment In the USSR, what if any was the formal, ideological response to the Cultural Revolution in China?
@DVK I am a bit surprised you'd suggest Раззаков as a source. Have you read his books? I've sampled one and wouldn't trust him to tell me the time of the day.
Apr
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comment When was Jerusalem destroyed by the Babylonians?
Sorry, -1. Please post some of this abundant evidence and I'll revoke the downvote.
Apr
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comment Pre-Christian use of the Greek Septuagint
Well, apparently the scholarly consensus is that this is not very likely. However, at least one serious scholar has argued so: amazon.com/Hellenization-Judea-First-Century-Christ/dp/…
Apr
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comment Was it true that Nelson Mandela refused to renounce violence while in Prison?
@JacobBlaustein Perhaps you can just ignore them...
Apr
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comment Was it true that Nelson Mandela refused to renounce violence while in Prison?
@MarkC.Wallace I found the source and linked to it.
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Apr
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comment How much did a ship cost in Ancient Greece?
However, the indemnity might have included a punitive component, so 20 talents/y per ship might be quite an overestimate.
Apr
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comment What made capitalism different from previous forms of manufacture and trade?
How do you define capitalism?
Apr
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comment What made capitalism different from previous forms of manufacture and trade?
@MarkC.Wallace It sorta does - capitalism does not do non-economic coercion. I don't think it's a satisfactory answer but it is an answer.
Apr
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comment How much did a ship cost in Ancient Greece?
@Alex Good point. Actually, Robbins and Gabrielsen do go into this, but I just took the rough estimate for the grand total which was not derived from work-time and wage considerations but rather from literary evidence mentioning various costs.
Apr
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answered How much did a ship cost in Ancient Greece?
Apr
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revised What stood behind Maria Theresa's forestry policy?
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Apr
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comment How did the Romans build their armies for the First Punic War?
Still too broad, I'm afraid.
Apr
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comment References or accounts in historical Egyptian literature about the Exodus
Plus the Merneptah stele.
Apr
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comment Was Jesus unique from the point of view of contemporaries?
@Bregalad I think Alex is metonymically referring to the Essenes by the scrolls.