Massacre of the Innocents


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Massacre of the Innocents

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(Bible) the slaughter of all the young male children of Bethlehem at Herod's command in an attempt to destroy Jesus (Matthew 2:16–18)
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If you have, you're just in time to join in the massacre of the innocents. Sellers has been smiting my child and cat hip and thigh.
2002 The Rubens painting Massacre of the Innocents sold at auction for PS49.5 million, becoming the most expensive painting ever bought for sterling.
The journey passes through 25 different places that have significant meaning to the Holy Family during the escape from Herod the Great who sought to kill the newborn "King of the Jews" and led the infanticide known as the Massacre of the Innocents. A statement from the Tourism Ministry said eight main locations have been chosen to be the key stops of the pilgrimage route.
It beat the PS49.5million record set by Massacre of the Innocents, by Peter Paul Rubens, in 2002.
The previous sterling record holder was Peter Paul Rubens's The Massacre of the Innocents, fetching PS49.5million in 2002.
Questioned by counterterrorism police after visiting Beghal, Boumedienne said: "When I saw the massacre of the innocents in Palestine, in Iraq, in Chechnya, in Afghanistan or anywhere the Americans sent their bombers, all that - well, who are the terrorists?" The Kouachis were under police surveillance for five years but it was stopped last July as they were deemed low risk.
Elif Shafak's seventh novel opens with one such massacre of the innocents. She tells the story of a young Indian elephant keeper, who rises to become the valued assistant to Mimar Sinan, a prolific builder, who was a contemporary of Michelangelo.
Hordos Antipater was an autocratic tyrant who oppressed Palestinians and carried out the infanticide known as the massacre of the innocents.
I shall write to my local supermarkets to ask them to stop selling Israeli produce until this "Massacre of the Innocents" is stopped.
The Weavers' Play dramatized the Purification in the Temple, while the Shearmen and Tailors' Pageant told the grim tale of the Massacre of the Innocents, when King Herod ordered the children of Bethlehem to be slaughtered.
The carol itself refers to the Massacre of the Innocents, as told in the gospel of Matthew, in which Herod ordered all male infants under the age of two in Bethlehem to be killed.
But this is only made possible by omitting the inescapably tragic central episode in which the physician Cheng Ying and his wife sacrifice their baby son, not only to save the orphan but to prevent a Herod-style massacre of the innocents.