Note 013
From Chapter 15 of the Decline & Fall

When Pompey, using or abusing the right of conquest, entered into the Holy of Holies, it was observed with amazement,

"Nulla intus Deum effigie, vacuam sedem et inania arcana." —Tacitus, The Histories, v. 9.

It was a popular saying, with regard to the Jews,

Nil praeter nubes et coeli numen adorant.
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