The store hadn't done $500 in business the past month by the looks of things, and the two hardened robbers sounded like kids.
During his absence in Egypt, whither he had been sent by Pompey, without the consent of the senate, to restore Ptolemy Auletes to his kingdom, Syria had been devastated by robbers, and Alexander, son of Aristobulus, had again taken up arms with the object of depriving Hyrcanus of the high-priesthood.
The country, Josephus says, was full of " robbers " and " wizards."
Festus found Judaea infested with robbers and the sicarii, who mingled with the crowds at the feasts and stabbed their enemies with the daggers (sicae) from which their name was derived.
Ananus incited the people against these robbers, who arrested, imprisoned and murdered prominent friends of Rome, and arrogated to themselves the right of selecting the high priest by lot.
In the early periods of the history of other countries this seems to have been the case even where the dog was esteemed and valued, and had become the companion, the friend and the defender of man and his home; and in the and century of the Christian era Arrian wrote that "there is as much difference between a fair trial of speed in a good run, and ensnaring a poor animal without an effort, as between the secret piratical assaults of robbers at sea and the victorious naval engagements of the Athenians at Artemisium and at Salamis."
At common law benefit of clergy was denied to robbers of churches.
He converted a plundering tribe into a settled and civilized population, and out of robbers and marauders made efficient and disciplined soldiers.
If we rightly hang thieves and behead robbers, why do we leave the greed of Rome unpunished ?
44); " I am the door of the sheep, all they that came before Me are thieves and robbers," (x.
3, 2), and Arab robbers plundered their territories from strongholds in the Lebanon.
Not far off are the Doone Valley, part of the vale of the East Lyn, here called Badgeworthy water, once the stronghold of a notorious band of robbers and famous through R.
This gave him an opportunity for amassing wealth by sharing the booty of the robbers in return for leaving them alone.
Then, when He entered the Temple, He swept away with a fiery zeal the merchants and merchandise which had turned God's House into " a robbers' den."
And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south; also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall."
Robbers and rapparees."
The great monastery of Bec was drawing the sons of northern sea-robbers to the service of that greatest civilizing force, the Church.
Suddenly, towards evening, a band of robbers swooped down upon them.
"Well, boy, what have you got?" asked one of the robbers, as he pulled Otanes from his horse.
"You are a brave lad to be joking with robbers" said the man; and he also hurried on to a more promising field.