by Fred Reiss, September 29, 2021

Using information from Dando Collins’ book Conquering Jerusalem: The AD 66-73 Roman Campaign to Crush the Jewish Revolt, Fred Reiss tells us of the maneuvering, scheming, plotting, and murder that highlighted the years from Herod’s reign starting in 37 BCE to the Jewish rebellion against Rome. The Jews fought well but internal conflict among the Jewish groups weakened them and prevented them from prevailing against the disciplined Roman military force.

AUTHOR: Fred Reiss, Ed.D. is a retired public and Hebrew school teacher and administrator. His newest book is The Jewish Calendar: History and Inner Workings, Fourth Edition. He may be contacted via

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