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The Jewish Revolt

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The Jewish rebelled against the city of Rome. Thousands of the Jews population in 66AD rioted and kicked out the minor Roman strongholds based in the city of Jerusalem. Gallas Centius, who was by then an emperor of Rome in the neighboring country Syria, deployed a huge battalion of solders. Then the rebellious Jews fought them back as well. There was now a different approach to follow. The Romans came back with a battalion of over sixty thousand solders heavily armed and highly skilled, first attacking the city of Galilee towards the north, killing, and injuring; they further sold approximately one hundred thousand Jews to slavery.

            A few Jews who did survive the annihilation moved away to Jerusalem for a formidable revenge and Roman Siege. Towards the 70AD summer, the Roman soldiers trespassed Jerusalem walls and ignited a series of attacks and property destruction. A few years after, they shattered the second temple. It is approximated that as many as one million Jews lost their lives during the Revolt against the Romans.

            The Jews again planned, putting in place guerilla soldiers, around 123 AD, they started initiating bombshell terrorist invasions against Rome. Hadrian the Roman emperor at the time brought in the sixth Legion to the town of Judea in order to curb invasions. Within 132 AD, after Bar-Kokhba, the Jews guerilla had seized fifty strongholds within Palestine and by nine eighty-five cities, villages, and towns that were not defended such as Jerusalem.

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            The Roman emperor deployed General Mercellus who was by then the governor of Syria, to assist Rufus; in spite of all this, the Jews still conquered the two kings from Rome. The Jews then proceeded to attack the coastal area and the Romans initiated sea fights against them. The moment of revolution came when Emperor Hadrian deployed to Judea general Severus Julius from Germania. During that time, twelve legions from the army existed from Britain, Egypt, Syria, and other Palestinian regions.

Because of the huge number of Jewish invasions, rather than waging open battles, Emperor Julius snowed under fortresses from the Jews side and withheld food until Jews became feeble. Outright battles followed. The Roman soldiers then shattered all fifty fortresses belonging to the Jews and nine hundred and eighty five villages. Around 135 AD, Hadrian’s soldiers overwhelmed Bethar and brought down the walls of Bethar on the ninth of AV.

The Roman soldiers terminated all Jews that resided in Bethar. From there the Romans cultivated Jerusalem using Oxen yokes. The Romans then disposed off some Jews to slavery traders and deported so many others to Egypt. The town of Judea’s settlements were not re-constructed. Jerusalem was then renamed Capitolina Aelia and the Jews citizens were restricted to reside in it. Emperor Hadrian transformed the name of the country from Judea to a new Judea Palestina.

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The years that followed were much tough for Judeo Christians since the emperor segregated all of them, but retained some small attention to Jews that were religious. He restricted the study of Torah, circumcision, synagogues meetings, observance of the Sabbath day, and several other ritual activities. This particular revolt precipitated Jews fleeing to other countries and transformation from temple worship to a rather scattered Rabbinical Judaism. Furthermore, that vital Jewish ethnocentrism document, the Yerushalmi Talmud was brought together in Tiberias within the period after the final Jewish conquer.

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