Then and Now Preterist Podcast
The War Began (AD 66)
Apr 20, 2014
We give a quick overview of the first year and a half of the Jewish War with Rome, which began in earnest in the Spring of AD 67. When Nero heard about the humiliating defeat of Cestius Gallus in the Fall of AD 66, he immediately sent Vespasian, one of his most capable generals, to settle the score. Vespasian and his son Titus gathered three legions from Syria and Alexandria, plus the whole army of Agrippa II, and other auxiliaries and mercenaries from surrounding allied nations. It was a fighting force of over sixty thousand soldiers. The first object of Vespasian's attack was the northern region of Galilee, where Josephus was the commander of the Zealot forces. Once Galilee was subjugated, the Roman army methodically worked its way south, pushing all Jewish rebels toward Jerusalem for the final siege. 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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