The Maccabean Revolt and the Roman Occupation of Palestine

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2y Sep 17, 2019

This episode deals with a variety of conflicts and civil wars in Palestine that result in the eventual intervention of the Roman Republic as the beginning of its empire spreads across the known world. This episode will deal with the Roman Occupation of Palestine and Israel.

By the time the expanding Roman world had reached Jerusalem, it had transformed into the beginnings of an empire, largely due to the influence of several military leaders. One of those leaders, Pompey, was the commander who took control of Jerusalem, and from that time until its destruction about a hundred years later, Israel was under Roman domination.

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