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Talk:Herod Archelaus

Error in introEdit

In 6CE, Archelaus was dismissed, yet the intro says he was appointed - but not to what post - in that year, implying he took on some important role in the Roman Province of Judea, which was not the case. I would strongly urge this be reviewed.

Pronunciation of ArchelausEdit

Is there a general preference for the name 'Archelaus' being pronounced with stress on the 'e' or the second 'a'? - BobKilcoyne (talk) 04:42, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Under BIOGRAPHY para 4Edit

it is written... It was after midnight, and Archelaus suddenly ordered the entire army into the city to the Temple. Josephus records the death toll at 3000. Archelaus sent heralds around the city announcing the cancellation of Passover.

The writings of Josephus do not record the time [after midnight], or the speed of response [suddenly]. The death toll by horsemen only was 3000 suggesting the death toll was much greater than 3000. Please refer to [1]

Antiquities of the Jews Book XVII Ch.9, para 3

… he [Archelaus] sent out the whole army upon them, and sent the horsemen to prevent those that had their tents without the temple from assisting those that were within the temple, and to kill such as ran away from the footmen when they thought themselves out of danger; which horsemen slew three thousand men, while the rest went to the neighboring mountains. (talk) 13:15, 24 January 2018 (UTC) (talk) 13:20, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

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