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The Holy Innocents were the children massacred by the paganist King Herod shortly after the birth of Jesus, in an unsuccessful attempt to kill Him. It is described in Matthew 2:16-18.

Historical estimates range from dozens of innocent victims of this slaughter, to thousands.

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