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The Ruling Class of Judaea

Martin Goodman

The Ruling Class of Judaea

Martin Goodman

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This book examines why in AD 66 a revolt against Rome broke out in Judaea. It attempts to explain both the rebellion itself and its temporary success by discussing the role of the Jewish ruling class in the sixty years preceding the war and within the independent state which lasted until the destruction of the Temple in AD 70. The author seeks to show that the ultimate cause of the Revolt was a misunderstanding by Rome of the status criteria of Jewish society. The importance of the subject lies both in the significance of the history of Judaea in this period for the development of Judaism and early Christianity and in the light shed on Roman methods of provincial administration in general by an understanding of why Rome was unable to control a society with cultural values so different from its own.

- Publisher "This is one of those rare books from which one learns something new on almost every page. It goes without saying that it will be required reading for all students of Judaea in the intertestamentary period. It should also be on the desk of anyone with a serious interest in Roman provincial history and society." Journal of Jewish Studies

- Publisher How Rome??'s misunderstanding of the status criteria of Jewish society led to the revolt of AD 66.

- Publisher

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This book examines why in AD 66 a revolt against Rome broke out in Judaea. It attempts to explain both the rebellion itself and its temporary success by discussing the role of the Jewish ruling class in the sixty years preceding the war and within the independent state which lasted until the destruction of the Temple in AD 70. The author seeks to show that the ultimate cause of the Revolt was a misunderstanding by Rome of the status criteria of Jewish society. The importance of the subject lies both in the significance of the history of Judaea in this period for the development of Judaism and early Christianity and in the light shed on Roman methods of provincial administration in general by an understanding of why Rome was unable to control a society with cultural values so different from its own.
- Publisher

"This is one of those rare books from which one learns something new on almost every page. It goes without saying that it will be required reading for all students of Judaea in the intertestamentary period. It should also be on the desk of anyone with a serious interest in Roman provincial history and society." Journal of Jewish Studies
- Publisher

How Rome??'s misunderstanding of the status criteria of Jewish society led to the revolt of AD 66.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Martin Goodman

Martin Goodman is the author of "In Search of the Divine Mother" & "On Bended Knees", which was short listed for the Whitbread First Novel Award, as well as numerous stories, magazine articles, & plays. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, & the French Pyrenees.

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  • Catalogue Code 207465
  • Product Code 0521447828
  • EAN 9780521447829
  • Pages 280
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Jun 1993
  • Dimensions 228 x 151 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.367kg

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