Then and Now Preterist Podcast
Put a Stop to Sacrifices (AD 66)
Apr 06, 2014
We are continuing to build a chronology of the Zealot rebellion and their war with Rome. We pick up the historical narrative in May of AD 66 just after Gessius Florus had attempted to seize all the remaining temple gold. This action by Florus forced the Zealots to revolt. Josephus mentions several of the reasons why the Zealots broke with Rome at this particular time. One of the first things the new Zealot government did, was to mint their own coins. After Agrippa failed to persuade them to break off the rebellion, Eleazar coerced the priests to stop accepting all sacrifices from all Gentiles, including the daily sacrifices from Caesar. The Zealots also made it quite clear that they would no longer pay taxes and tribute to Rome. This was clearly an open declaration of war. If you wish to have the free PDF written lesson outline for this podcast, simply email us to request it ([email protected]
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