Intro to Bib Lit- Essay 5 Roman rule

Intro to Bib Lit- Essay 5 Roman rule - Jewish Life: Subject...

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Jewish Life: Subject to Roman Rule The vast expansion of Roman rule spans centuries that include some critical time periods for the continued development of the Jewish faith. Judaic tradition was challenged and transformed under Roman rule, as the struggle to remain an independent state adhering to the Law of the Torah became increasingly difficult. The development of Christianity in the early 1 st Century CE coincides with these important events in Jewish history, so it is critical to first acknowledge the Christians as a separate group of people under Roman rule, a group that was heavily persecuted by authorities. The treatment of the Jews, however, cannot be classified as persecution as their religion was readily tolerated by the Roman Empire. Instead, a more appropriate description of their struggle with Roman rule would be oppression. Throughout Jewish history under the Roman Empire, Jews faced patterns of political, economical, and religious oppression that had a profound impact on their lives. The political oppression shouldered by the Jews came in waves, starting with the Roman conquest of Judea in 63 BCE. Judea was the center of the Jewish province of the Roman Empire
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