The Ruling Class of Judaea

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Author  Martin Goodman
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   June 25, 1993
ISBN  0521447828
Pages  280

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Goodman examines the background of the AD 66 Judean revolt against Rome. He 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 in the independent state that lasted until AD 70. The author shows that the revolt's ultimate cause was a misunderstanding by Rome of the status criteria of Jewish society.

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