Your natural expectation would be that they would talk, at least as well as Scooby does.
The expectation of a Messianic restoration to the Holy Land has always been strong, if often latent, in the Jewish consciousness.
Such an expectation of persecution is inexplicable from Nero's time.
In 1769, in a letter to Dr Franklin, he wrote some observations on the expectation of lives, the increase of mankind, and the population of London, which were published in the Philosophical Transactions of that year; in May 1770 he communicated to the Royal Society a paper on the proper method of calculating the values of contingent reversions.
All Europe awaited with eager expectation the results of so great an assembly.