This picture taken from Arch of Titus – the Menorah.
Judea Under Roman Rule
The Hulda Gates re the two sets of now-blocked gates in the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount, situated in the Old City of Jerusalem The western set is a double arched gate (the Double Gate), and the eastern is a triple arched gate (the Triple Gate). Each arch of the double gate led into an aisle […]
Lee I. Levine. “Judaism from the Destruction of Jerusalem to the End of the Second Jewish Revolt: 70-135 C.E.” Part II
Excerpted from Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism- a Parallel History of their Origins and Early Development. Ed. Hershal Shanks. Washington D.C.- Biblical Archaeology Society, 1993. Jewish nationalist aspirations The academy at Yavneh devoted itself politically to a policy of rapprochement and cooperation with Rome and religiously to the implementation of the necessary readjustments in ideology and practice […]
Of all the calamities of that time none so deeply affected the nation as the exposure to alien eyes of the Holy Place, hitherto screened from view. Pompey indeed along with his staff, penetrated to the sanctuary, entry to which was permitted to none but the high priest, and beheld what it contained. –Josephus, The […]
Overview- Judea Under Roman Rule (63 BCE-66 CE) Fall of the Hasmoneans and Roman Conquest (63-37 BCE) From Herod the Great and the Herodians to Direct Roman Rule (37 BCE-66 CE)