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The Jewish Revolt Against Rome

Author : Mladen Popovi?
ISBN : 9789004216686
Genre : History
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This volume brings together different disciplines, some for the first time, The contrubutions reflect on a wide range of literary, archaeological, documentary, epigraphic and numismatic sources and their bearing on the historical context of the Jewish revolt against Rome and on our own historical methods.
Category: History

The Jews Against Rome

Author : Susan Sorek
ISBN : 9780826436764
Genre : History
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This is the first book to examine the causes, events and consequences of a major conflict in ancient Palestine, and assess the accounts of its star witness, Josephus. The Jewish war, culminating in the siege of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple, can be called the most significant event in Roman military history. The war demanded a massive concentration of forces and was the longest siege in the whole of the Imperial period. Lasting roughly five months it took four legions, twenty infantry cohorts, and eighteen thousand men supplied by four independent kings to affect a victory. In fact, the forces committed to the siege, were larger than those deployed for the invasion of Britain in AD 43. The Jewish revolt was not inspired by any ideological objection on the part of the Jews toward Rome, nor any Roman anti-Semitism: instead a variety of underlying causes helped spark the revolt including social tensions, the divisions amongst the ruling class, the rise of banditry and poor harvests, and, perhaps most significantly, the apocalyptic storm brewing over 1st century Palestine. All revolutions change history, whether they are successful or not, and the Jewish war against Rome in AD 66-73 was no exception - the ramifications were enormous and still have an impact on the world today. The revolt had a profound influence on the development of Judaism and Christianity. If this revolt had not occurred, two major religions would simply not exist, certainly not in their present forms. The other exceptional fact about the Jewish war is the extraordinary amount of information that has survived. For that we have to thank one man, Flavius Josephus, a Jew of Pharisaic origin and eyewitness to the events he describes. Born Joseph ben Mattiyahu, he held a command in Galilee during a pivotal stage of the revolt and was captured by the Romans. Eventually, through his skillful manipulation of events, he became a client and friend to the future Roman emperors, Vespasian and Titus and worked as a translator and mediator during the fateful siege of Jerusalem. To the Jews, he became a traitor.
Category: History

The Jewish Revolts Against Rome A D 66 135

Author : James J. Bloom
ISBN : 9780786460205
Genre : History
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During the first and second centuries A.D., the supremacy of the Roman Empire was aggressively challenged by three Jewish rebellions. The facts surrounding the initial uprising of A.D. 66–74 have been filtered through the biased accounts of Judeao Roman historian Flavius Josephus. Primary information regarding the subsequent Diaspora Revolt (A.D. 115–117) and the Bar Kochba Rebellion (A.D. 132–135) is limited to fragmentary anecdotes emphasizing the religious implications of the two insurrections. In contrast, this analytical history focuses objectively on the military aspects of all three Judean uprisings. The events leading up to each rebellion are detailed, while the nine appendices cover such topics as the nature and number of the Jewish rebels and the factual reliability of the controversial Josephus. One appendix hypothesizes an alternative history of the war between Jerusalem and Rome.
Category: History

The History Of The Jews In The Greco Roman World

Author : Peter Schäfer
ISBN : 9781134403165
Genre : History
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The History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World examines Judaism in Palestine throughout the Hellenistic period, from Alexander the Great's conquest in 334BC to its capture by the Arabs in AD 636. Under the Greek, Roman and finally Christian supremacy which Hellenism brought, Judaism developed far beyond its biblical origins into a form which was to influence European history from the Middle Ages to the present day. The book focuses particularly on the social, economic and religious concerns of this period, and the political status of the Jews as both active agents and passive victims of history. The author provides a straightforward chronological survey of this important period through analysis and interpretation of the existing sources. With its accessible style and explanation of technical terms, the book provides a useful introduction to students and anybody with an interest in post-biblical Judaism.
Category: History


Author : Neil Faulkner
ISBN : 0752425730
Genre : History
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The great revolt by the Jews against the occupying Roman power in the first century AD ended in bloody defeat. Neil Faulkner provides a blow-by-blow account of this long and bitter struggle, together with a shrewd analysis of the underlying issues. The author synthesises the evidence of written sources with that of archaeology to produce a narrative account of the revolt with full historical and cultural background. This event was a milestone in Jewish national consciousness. If you want a gripping, well-written, detailed story of insurrection against the might of Rome, supported by splendid illustrations, start here. Prof Peter Jones in The Sunday Telegraph.
Category: History

The Jews In Rome

Author : K. R. Stow
ISBN : 9004104631
Genre : Architecture
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Together with its introduction and annotation, this collection of notarial acts drawn by 16th-century Roman Jewish rabbis offers a window onto Jewish social, cultural, and civic life in the decades immediately preceding the establishment of the Roman Ghetto by Paul IV in 1555.
Category: Architecture

The Jewish Dialogue With Greece And Rome

Author : Tessa Rajak
ISBN : 0391041339
Genre : Religion
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This work includes essays on aspects of Judaism in the Greco-Roman world.They derive from the author's long-standing interests in the analysis of texts as documents of cultural and religious interaction.
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The Jews Under Roman Rule

Author : E. Mary Smallwood
ISBN : 039104155X
Genre : History
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It is remarkable that Judaism could develop given the domination by Rome in Palestine over the centuries. Smallwood traces Judaism's constantly shifting political, religious, and geographical boundaries under Roman rule from Pompey to Diocletian, that is, from the first century BCE through the third century CE. From a long-standing nationalistic tradition that was a tolerated sect under a pagan ruler, Judaism becomes, over time, a threat that needs to be repressed and confined against a now-Christian empire. This work examines the galvanizing forces that shaped and defined Judaism as we have come to know it. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.
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Jerusalem Against Rome

Author : Mireille Hadas-Lebel
ISBN : 9042916877
Genre : History
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While conquering the world, Rome encountered a great number of peoples around the Mediterranean. We know very little about how these populations viewed their conquerors. The Jews were the only people to offer a comprehensive view of Rome over a great span of time. They expressed it in a rich corpus of Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic sources, reflecting the evolution of the relations between Jews and Romans: from alliance and friendship to tensions and revolt, culminating for the Jews in temporary compliance to foreign domination together with hopeful expectations for redemption. The image of Rome which emerges from apocryphal, Talmudic and Midrashic literature durably shaped the Jewish political, moral and eschatological vision of the world and history.
Category: History

The Great Roman Jewish War

Author : Flavius Josephus
ISBN : 0486432181
Genre : History
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An eyewitness account of a turning point in Judaism, Christianity, and all of Western civilization, this work chronicles the Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire from AD 66–70. Written by a leader among the Jewish resistance who switched sides and collaborated with Rome, it is among the few sources of information about 1st-century Judaism.
Category: History

The Ruling Class Of Judaea

Author : Martin Goodman
ISBN : 0521447828
Genre : History
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How Rome's misunderstanding of the status criteria of Jewish society led to the revolt of AD 66.
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Jews Christians And The Roman Empire

Author : Natalie B. Dohrmann
ISBN : 9780812245332
Genre : History
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This volume revisits issues of empire from the perspective of Jews, Christians, and other Romans in the third to sixth centuries. Through case studies, the contributors bring Jewish perspectives to bear on longstanding debates concerning Romanization, Christianization, and late antiquity.
Category: History

A History Of The Christian Tradition

Author : Thomas D. McGonigle
ISBN : 0809129647
Genre : Religion
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An overview of Christian beliefs and practices across the centuries with an emphasis on tradition and the evolution of belief.
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Jews In A Graeco Roman Environment

Author : Margaret Williams
ISBN : 3161519019
Genre : History
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Margaret H. Williams presents a selection of studies, most of them epigraphically based, on the Jewish Diaspora in Graeco-Roman antiquity. Those collected in the first part deal with problems connected with the Jewish community in Rome, its history, organisation and burial practices. The papers in the second part are mainly concerned with other Jewish settlements in the Roman Empire, most notably those of Aphrodisias and Corycus in Asia Minor and Venusia in Italy. The third part focuses entirely on Jewish naming practices such as the use of alternative names, the formation of festal names and the increasing preference in Late Antiquity for Hebrew names. The reception of these studies, previously dispersed over a variety of publications, forms the subject of the over-arching introductory essay. Since the original articles were written, many of the inscriptions have been re-edited in new corpora. References to these are systematically included in this volume.
Category: History

Judaism At Rome

Author : Frederic Huidekoper
ISBN : UTEXAS:059171101345150
Genre : Jews
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