Walls of Old Jerusalem


#1

In Jesus’s day, was it a Roman rule that women who lived in Jerusalem weren’t allowed to leave the City Walls? I don’t know where I thought I heard this, but it doesn’t seem quite right to me. Please clarify.


#2

I’ve never heard anything like that, and it certainly doesn’t have any resemblance to Roman law.

There may have been some laws restricting the movement of prostitutes, but usually that wasn’t a Roman thing, either. (Restricting how prostitutes dressed, so that you didn’t confuse a respectable Roman matron with a lady of the night – that was a Roman thing.)


#3

Never heard anything like that, either in Scripture or in Roman history.

ICXC NIKA


#4

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