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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin
page 43

FAILURE OF THE DAILY SACRIFICE. 37 fight was killed by the Jews. His followers were also either killed or wounded. Two days afterwards " twelve of the men who were in the front," to give the story in Josephus's own words, " got together, and calling to them the standard-bearer of the fifth legion and two Others of a troop of horse, and one trumpeter, went out noiselessly about the ninth hour of the night through the ruins to the tower of Antonia. They found the guards of the place asleep, cut their throats, got possession of the wall, and ordered the trumpeter to sound his trumpet. Upon this the rest of the guard got up suddenly and ran away before anybody could see how many they were who had got into tbe tower." Titus heard the signal and came to the place. The Jews, in their haste to escape, fell themselves into the mine which John had dug under the banks ; they rallied again, however, at the entrance of the Temple,, and the most determined fight, in a narrow and confined space, took place there. The Temple was not to fall quite yet, and after a whole day's battle the Eomans had to fall back, masters, however, of Antonia. a ver July 17 "^u^ o y daily sacrifice failed for the first time, and with it the spirit of the starving besieged. The end, now, was not far off. In seven days nearly the whole of Antonia, excepting the south-east tower, was pulled down and a broad way opened for tbe Eoman army to march to the attack of the Temple. Cloisters, as we have seen, united the fortress with the Temple, and along these either on the flat roofs or along the galleries.* And now many of the priests and higher classes deserted the falling city and threw themselves upon the clemency of Titus. They were received with kindness and sent to Gophna. John's last resource was to pretend they * Mr. Lewin makes this very clear. It seems to us to "be made still clearer by taking his graphic description and applying it to any plan which follows the old traditions.

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