• Jerusalem Under Siege: Collapse of the Jewish State, 66-70 C.E.

    Jerusalem Under Siege: Collapse of the Jewish State, 66-70 C.E. (Brill's Series in Jewish Studies) (Hardback) By (author) Jonathan J. Price

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    DescriptionAn internal history of the four tragic years of the Jewish rebellion, which began with militant optimism in the year 66 and ended with the destruction of the Temple and city of Jerusalem four years later. The main theme is internal collapse: from the decades before the war, when deepening factionalism throughout Jewish society contributed to the ultimate outbreak of revolution, to the Temple meeting of 66, when an alliance among competing factions was insecurely riveted together and an "army" with conflicting enthusiasms was formed; from the toppling of the first regime in 67/81, to the disintegration of the second regime from 68 to 70; and from the siege, during which the famine fell on different segments of the population with sadly unequal weight, to desertion, the patterns of which provide a negative image of the constantly shifting political fortunes of revolutionary partners. Classical, rabbinic, archaeological and numismatic evidence is brought to bear on a new interpretation of Josephus' "Bellum Judaicum"


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    Title
    Jerusalem Under Siege
    Subtitle
    Collapse of the Jewish State, 66-70 C.E.
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan J. Price
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 364
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789004094710
    ISBN 10: 9004094717
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC classification: DS122.8.P7
    Illustrations note
    1M.
    Publisher
    Brill
    Imprint name
    Brill
    Publication date
    01 August 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Leiden