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The Judean Revolt Series with Prof. Guy M. Rogers: The Great Jewish Revolt, 66 - 74 CE and the destruction of the Second Temple. Part II: The War and Destruction of the Temple.
We began the discussion with the massacres in Jerusalem in 66, Agrippa (II) speech and his place in the war, the end of sacrifices (Korbanos) on behalf of the Romans, the fighting and killing that breaks out across the region, Cestius' intervention and "disaster", the appointment of the Jewish generals, Vespasian's army, Titus's arrival with three legions (and what a Roman legion was), Vespasian's arrival in Iotapata and the subsequent siege and destruction of the city, fall of Gamala, John of Gischala's flight to Jerusalem, Vespasian's march on Jerusalem, Nero's suicide followed by Vindex's revolt in Gaul and Vespasian's subsequent departure for Rome, Romans breaking through the outer wall, second wall, and finally the inner wall, the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash and whether Titus truly "wanted" to burn it down or not (we discussed Josephus's opinion and debated whether this is really as he says), and more.
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