By Lindsay Powell,Peter Dennis

In advert 132, Shim'on Ben Koseba, a insurgent chief who assumed the messianic identify Shim'on Bar Kokhba ('Son of a Star'), led the folk of Judaea in open uprising, aiming to set up their very own self sustaining Jewish kingdom and to free up Jerusalem from the Romans. through the resulting 'Bar Kokhba warfare' (AKA the second one Jewish War), the insurgents held their very own opposed to the crack Roman troops despatched by way of Emperor Hadrian for three-and-a-half years. the price of this uprising used to be catastrophic: millions of casualties, the destruction and enslavement of Jewish groups and a ban on Jews getting into Jerusalem. Bar Kokhba is still vital in Israel at the present time simply because he used to be the final chief of a Jewish country ahead of the increase of Zionism in smooth times.

This totally illustrated quantity explores the gripping tale of the rebellion, profiling its insurgent chief Bar Kokhba in addition to the Emperor Hadrian and his generals, and assesses the impression that this violent uprising had at the sector and those who have been displaced.

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