Friday, November 11, 2011

SHEMASHALOM: Roman Jerusalem: Hadrian's Aelia Capitolina

SHEMASHALOM: Roman Jerusalem: Hadrian's Aelia Capitolina
http://www.shemashalom.com/2011/11/roman-jerusalem-hadrians-aelia.html

SHEMASHALOM: Roman Jerusalem: Hadrian's Aelia Capitolina

SHEMASHALOM

Roman Jerusalem: Hadrian's Aelia Capitolina


Jodi Magness will reveal new discoveries about Aelia Capitolina at Bible & Archaeology Fest XIV

     In 132 C.E. the Second Jewish Revolt against Rome, also known as the Bar-Kokhba Revolt, erupted throughout Judea. And like the First Jewish Revolt, which ended with the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 C.E., the Roman army, this time led by the Emperor Hadrian, ultimately defeated the Jewish rebels in 135 C.E.     Once the revolt had been crushed, the Jewish city of Jerusalem was turned into a fully Roman city and renamed Aelia Capitolina, after the middle name of Hadrian (Aelia) and the three Capitoline gods--Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. Thousands were sold into slavery and Jews were forbidden to enter the city except once a year to mourn the destruction of the Temple.     With the Temple gone and the city's Jewish occupants expelled, Jerusalem changed forever. But what did this Roman city look like and what archaeological evidence from this time still exists? Pubblicato da Salvo Infantino a venerdì, novembre 11, 2011