Crucifixion of the Jews: Book 2

Revolution in Judea

The beginning of the First Century Jewish revolt in Judea is generally dated as c. 67 CE.

However, there were actually three Jewish revolutions in Judea in the First Century.

The first was the blossoming of the Hillel–thrust of Pharisee Orthodox Judaism. Hillel was the direct philosophical predecessor of Jesus. His humanistic thrust, and even his direct sayings, are to a great extent adopted by the Jewish rabbinic Jesus of Nazareth. (see exhibit: Roots I later in this Appendix)

The second revolution was the blossoming of the synagogue as the primary religious venue in Judaism, supplanting the Temple, which had been “polluted” by the High Priest/Sadducee/Roman alignment.

The third revolution was the uprising against Rome. Although this flared into open rebellion c. 67 CE, the resistance against Rome commenced at the very point that the High Priesthood was initially co-opted by Rome in 6 CE. The resistance of Jesus to the High Priest/Roman alignment was thus part of this greater and ongoing Jewish resistance.

Of the three revolutions, the first two have prevailed to this day.



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