November 25: Christian Anti-Semitism – First Jewish/Rome War

The First Jewish-Roman War

In 66 AD the Rome imposed severe taxes on the Jewish people who then began to protest by attacking Roman citizens living in Jerusalem. 

The Jewish followers of Yeshua fled the city and went to Pella, Jordan, claiming they were a different kind of Jew, to avoid the tax and to escape the war.  Of course this angered the Jews who remained to fight the Romans.

Rome responded to the protests by taking the sacred treasures from the Temple and executing thousands of protestors which resulted in a full scale result.

A few days before Passover 70n AD, when Jerusalem was filled with pilgrims, Titus put a siege around the city, starving the people into surrender. The Temple was accidentally set on fire and by July the Temple and the city were destroyed.

The stronghold of Masada was also taken during this war.  Although thousands of Jews were killed in the battle for Jerusalem by starvation or murder, but not the Jews of Masada. Because Judaism prohibits suicide it has been reported by the historian Josephus that they drew lots and killed each other. The last man was the only one who killed himself.  One man was chosen to live and tell the story.

The Great Revolt and the destruction of the Temple were the key events that shaped the Jewish-Roman relation for centuries and was the beginning of the split between Gentile and Jewish followers of Yeshua.

Renounce the boast of Flavian Dynasty

In the name of Yeshua, I renounce and break the power and effect of the boast, “The humiliated Jews…remain potential enemies of the Roman empire.”

 

Replace with God’s truth:

Zechariah 8:23

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”’”  (NKJV)

 

70 AD Jerusalem burns, allegedly started by over-zealous Roman soldiers. Temple destroyed.

 

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