(Note: This question has been closed here for being off-topic, so anyone who's interested in this please see https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/69620/what-religions-were-persecuted-and-disappeared-between-1000-bce-1-ce)
R Gottlieb wrote in his book called "Reason to believe" on page 66 that many other cultures (besides Judaism) were persecuted between 1000 BCE - 1 CE, and none survived. (Background: R Gottlieb is trying to show that the survival of the Jews can't be explained by persecution). As far as I'm aware, he does not provide any examples. Does anyone here know of examples (with sources)?
One of the reasons why I'm asking, is because there are different types of "persecution", for example;
- Long term, limited in harm (eg taxes, ghettos, attacked physically, expelled from geographical location etc)(this is usually a PERSONAL attack on the victim/religion of victim)
- Short term, potentially fatal (get killed or convert to religion X)(this is usually NOT personal, but rather an attempt to spread the "truth").
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