First Jewish Revolt: Archaeology, History and Ideology / Edition 1

First Jewish Revolt: Archaeology, History and Ideology / Edition 1

by Andrea M. Berlin, J. Andrew Overman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415257069

ISBN-13: 9780415257060

Pub. Date: 06/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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,…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415257060
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Current scholarship on the First Revolt15
Pt. IHistorical and archaeological background25
2Roman perspectives on the Jews in the age of the Great Revolt27
3The Revolt from a regional perspective43
4Romanization and anti-Romanization in pre-Revolt Galilee57
5Phoenicians and Jews: a ceramic case-study74
Pt. IIThe first year in Galilee85
6Power vacuum and power struggle in 66-7 C.E.87
7Sepphoris: city of peace110
8Yodefat/Jotapata: the archaeology of the first battle121
9Gamla: city of refuge134
Pt. IIIFrom archaeology and history to ideology155
10Documents of the First Jewish Revolt from the Judean desert157
11Jewish millenarian expectations164
12In the footsteps of the Tenth Roman Legion in Judea189
13The First Revolt and Flavian politics213
14Good from evil: the rabbinic response221
15The First Revolt and its afterlife237
Index253

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