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The First Jewish Revolt

Archaeology, History and Ideology, 1st Edition

By Andrea M. Berlin, J. Andrew Overman


272 pages

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The First Jewish Revolt against Rome is arguably the most decisive event in the history of Judaism and Christianity. The destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE by the Roman General Titus forced a transformation in structure and form for both of these fraternal religions. Yet despite its importance, little has been written on the First Revolt, its causes, implications and the facts surrounding it.

In this volume, Andrea M. Berlin and J. Andrew Overman have gathered the foremost scholars on the period to discuss and debate this pivotal historical event. The contributions explore both Roman and Jewish perspectives on the Revolt, looking at its history and archaeology, and finally examining the ideology and interpretation of the revolt in subsequent history and myth.


'Only positive remarks are possible on this fine, stimulating book, which allows a deeper understanding of various important aspects of this revolt and makes significant strides towards the possibility of a new synthesis.' - The Classical Review

'A book of considerable value for scholars and advanced students.' - Journal of Jewish Studies

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HISTORY / Ancient / General