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8th May '17 9:38:26 PM karstovich2
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* Most surviving[[note]]Thanks UsefulNotes/QinShihuangdi, for burning every copy of every book in the empire that you disagreed with save the one you kept in your personal library! And thanks, Xiang Yu's Army of Chu, for letting the Qin palace in Xianyang--the place where Qin Shihuang's personal library was kept--burn to the ground![[/note]] examples of ancient Chinese literature, philosophy, and history date to this period:

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* Most surviving[[note]]Thanks UsefulNotes/QinShihuangdi, for burning practically every copy of every non-technical book in the empire that you disagreed with save the one you kept in your personal library! And thanks, Xiang Yu's Army of Chu, for letting the Qin palace in Xianyang--the place where Qin Shihuang's personal library was kept--burn to the ground![[/note]] examples of ancient Chinese literature, philosophy, and history date to this period:
8th May '17 9:36:50 PM karstovich2
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* Most surviving[[note]]Thanks UsefulNotes/QinShihuangdi, for burning every copy of every book in the empire that you disagreed with save the one you kept in your personal library! And thanks, Army of Chu, for letting the Qin palace in Xianyang--the place where Qin Shihuang's personal library was kept--burn to the ground![[/note]] examples of ancient Chinese literature, philosophy, and history date to this period:

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* Most surviving[[note]]Thanks UsefulNotes/QinShihuangdi, for burning every copy of every book in the empire that you disagreed with save the one you kept in your personal library! And thanks, Xiang Yu's Army of Chu, for letting the Qin palace in Xianyang--the place where Qin Shihuang's personal library was kept--burn to the ground![[/note]] examples of ancient Chinese literature, philosophy, and history date to this period:
8th May '17 9:35:09 PM karstovich2
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* Most surviving examples of ancient Chinese literature, philosophy, and history date to this period:

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* Most surviving surviving[[note]]Thanks UsefulNotes/QinShihuangdi, for burning every copy of every book in the empire that you disagreed with save the one you kept in your personal library! And thanks, Army of Chu, for letting the Qin palace in Xianyang--the place where Qin Shihuang's personal library was kept--burn to the ground![[/note]] examples of ancient Chinese literature, philosophy, and history date to this period:
4th May '17 8:34:24 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* TheGrotesque: Myth/ClassicalMythology describes Hephaestus, the resident GeniusCripple of Mount Olympus, as deformed -- which is why [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer the other gods treat him badly]].



* HappinessInSlavery: The biblical instructions for freeing slaves also tell owners what to do in case they have a happy slave who wants to stay... just in case, you know.

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* HappinessInSlavery: The biblical instructions for freeing slaves also tell owners what to do in case they have a happy slave who wants to stay... just in case, you know.
2nd Apr '17 4:13:53 PM DustSnitch
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* BigGood: {{God}} in ''Literature/TheBible''. Allah, in parts of ''Literature/TheQuran''. His son, {{Jesus}} in Christianity.

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* BigGood: {{God}} in ''Literature/TheBible''. Allah, in parts of ''Literature/TheQuran''. His son, {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in Christianity.



* {{Necromancer}}: [[Literature/TheBible The Witches of Endor]], but the book also condemns the very act of inquiring the dead, and the fact the dead knows nothing and will not come back as a ghost. However, [[LoopholeAbuse there's no rule stating that]] one cannot [[BackFromTheDead fully resurrect the dead]], in courtesy of Ezekiel (for being explicitly commanded by {{God}} himself) and {{Jesus}} (being GodInHumanForm).

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* {{Necromancer}}: [[Literature/TheBible The Witches of Endor]], but the book also condemns the very act of inquiring the dead, and the fact the dead knows nothing and will not come back as a ghost. However, [[LoopholeAbuse there's no rule stating that]] one cannot [[BackFromTheDead fully resurrect the dead]], in courtesy of Ezekiel (for being explicitly commanded by {{God}} himself) and {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} (being GodInHumanForm).



* OhMyGods: God swears by Himself in [[Literature/TheBible Jeremiah 22:5]] and {{Jesus}} does the same thing in [[Literature/TheFourGospels Matthew 28:19]].

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* OhMyGods: God swears by Himself in [[Literature/TheBible Jeremiah 22:5]] and {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} does the same thing in [[Literature/TheFourGospels Matthew 28:19]].



* QuoteToQuoteCombat: {{Jesus}} versus {{Satan}} in the [[Literature/TheBible Gospels of Luke and Mark]].

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* QuoteToQuoteCombat: {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} versus {{Satan}} in the [[Literature/TheBible Gospels of Luke and Mark]].



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In ''Literature/TheBible'', {{Jesus}}, of all people, lays down a few of these, usually directed at the [[CorruptChurch Pharisees]]. He also had a tendency to lambast crowds as he was teaching them, such as this quote from Matthew 21:31 (New American Standard Bible):

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In ''Literature/TheBible'', {{Jesus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, of all people, lays down a few of these, usually directed at the [[CorruptChurch Pharisees]]. He also had a tendency to lambast crowds as he was teaching them, such as this quote from Matthew 21:31 (New American Standard Bible):
28th Mar '17 9:41:25 PM pyroclastic
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* The Zoroastrian holy book, ''Avesta''.

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* The Zoroastrian holy book, ''Avesta''.''Avesta''[[note]]The oldest portion of the Avesta, the Gathas (hymns attributed to Zoroaster himself), are probably OlderThanDirt (c. 1200 BCE), but we include the whole thing here for simplicity's sake.[[/note]].
4th Mar '17 5:17:53 PM Xtifr
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* RagsToRoyalty: Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar went from ImpoverishedPatrician to dictator-for-life of Rome. The [[Literature/TheBible biblical]] Esther went to common Jewish girl to queen.

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* RagsToRoyalty: Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar went from ImpoverishedPatrician to dictator-for-life of Rome. The [[Literature/TheBible biblical]] Esther went to common Jewish girl to queen.
6th Feb '17 4:57:11 PM Mhazard
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* BurningTheShips: After crossing the Huang He into hostile Quin territory in 208 BC, Xiang Yu of Chu supposedly ordered his army to sink the boats, as well as to pack only supplies for three days and to destroy the rest, along with the cooking utensils. This meant that they could neither go back, nor avoid starvation except by conquering the supplies of the enemy. The traditional wording of the order, "Break the kettles and sink the boats!" (破釜沉舟), are a Chinese idiom.
30th Jan '17 3:25:11 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* DreadlockRasta: Technically, since [[Literature/SamsonAndDelilah Samson]] is a sort of an Old Testament proto-monk, which fits the "for religious purposes" connotations of the trope.
* DreadlockWarrior: Dreadlocks appeared in a wide variety of warrior cultures throughout the world, from Masai to Spartans to Maori and many more. Notably, [[Literature/SamsonAndDelilah Samson]], the [[SuperStrength inhumanly strong]] OneManArmy from the Bible, is specifically stated to wear his hair in dreadlocks in [[Literature/BookOfJudges Judges 16:13]].
27th Jan '17 11:24:28 AM LordGro
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* DisabledLoveInterest: Hephaestus to Aphrodite. It...doesn't work out.
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