From: John Prewett
To: Lynda Bustilloz
Date: Jan 22 1996 10:07:53 pm
Subject: census
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LB> Dick and Michael were killing time yakking about census:
LB>
MH> In fact, the Romans *did* require people to travel to their birthplace
MH> in order to register for a census.  A census edict from Egypt, from
MH> 104 a.d., shows that they did just that. It begins: "Gaius Vibius
MH> Maximus, prefect of Egypt, says: The house-to-house census having
MH> started, it is essential that all persons who for any reason
MH> whatsoever are absent from their homes be summoned to return to their
MH> own hearths, in order that they perform the customary business of
MH> registration." ("A History of Rome Through the Fifth Century, ed.
MH> A.H.M. Jones, c. 1970, Harper and Row.)
MH>
LB> That doesn't sound like anything other than "Don't hang out in the
LB> market today, we don't want to knock on your door and have you not be
LB> there"  It doesn't indicate anything about travelling away from your
LB> current residence.

What's are a couple of the most significant
things in the NT that you DO believe ?

Do you believe God has EVER done a miracle ?

WBW,  John

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