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Christianity Notes Roman Empire 30 CE - The Romans controlled the land in and around the Mediterranean and even a little bit down the Nile River. The Scene at Judaea - Rome controlled things in 30 CE - Jews were not required to honor Roman gods - Jews awaited the return of the messiah (savior) - Some jews, Zealots , rebelled in 66-70 CE. 1. Romans took control of Jerusalem and destroyed the Second Jewish Temple 2. Part of the temple remains “Western (or Wailing) Wall” -- holy site for Jews - Jews were eventually kicked out of Jerusalem 1. Rabbis (teachers) helped carry on Jewish religion Wailing Wall: Jerusalem - Question answer: These people are Jews who have most likely come to pray at the “Western Wall” Jesus - Born in Bethlehem around 4 BC - Born in Bethlehem, grew up in Nazareth - Jesus was Jewish - Taught for about 3 years before his death at 33 years old - Story of his life/teachings in New Testament of the Christain Bible: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John Rise of Christianity - Jesus 1. taught love (of God and others) and forgiveness 2.

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