On the hill in Jerusalem where God decided to put His name and house the portals of justice and enlightenment the appointed family created a business for themselves. It is not a Christian or Gentile observation. As early as the 12th century BC Samuel (1:2:12) documented the signs of abuse, and he was as close to the action as one could get.
Jeremiah (7:11) witnessed it and reported Yahweh’s evaluation.
Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the Lord.
The crimes the priests perpetrated in the name of God included extrajudicial death sentences, theft of property and by New Testament they had non-priestly allies in their oppression of the people. Scribes, who should have known better, joined them. The extremist and moderate parties were all part the lucrative temple business.
Shades of worthlessness rising
The excitement about new wealth and influence in America too closely mirrors the developments in antiquity to be bypassed. The facts, the confessions, the findings of many courts, and the speculation point to a criminal heart beating in Washington, in the Republican party, and in the newly legislated rights of churches and schools to use propaganda and innuendo. The 45th president himself is disappearing in a howling storm of criminal activity. The office itself shields him, for now.
Next, a calamitous crash, as surely as there is a wailing wall in the Holy Land.