After Nero heard about the failure of Cestius Gallus to crush the Jewish rebellion, he dispatched his most able general Vespasian to do it right this time. Over the winter of 66-67, Vespasian and Titus assembled three legions and hordes of other auxiliaries and mercenaries to launch the attack in the Spring of AD 67. Vespasian was successful in destroying all the fortresses of all areas outside of Jerusalem (except for Herodium, Machaerus, and Masada). When he was ready to begin the assault on Jerusalem, he received the news that Nero died. The war effort was put on hold until affairs in Rome could be restabilized. If you wish to have the free PDF written lesson outline for this podcast, simply email us to request it (firstname.lastname@example.org). Be sure to mention the date of this podcast when you email us.