The Second Jewish Revolt

The Bar Kokhba War, 132-136 CE


In The Second Jewish Revolt: The Bar Kokhba War, 132-136 C.E., Menahem Mor offers a detailed account on the Bar Kokhba Revolt in an attempt to understand the second revolt against the Romans. Since the Bar Kokhba Revolt did not have a historian who devoted a comprehensive book to the event, Mor used a variety of historical materials including literary sources (Jewish, Christian, Greek and Latin) and archaeological sources (inscriptions, coins, military diplomas, hideouts, and refuge complexes). The book reviews the causes for the outbreak while explaining the complexity of the territorial expansion of the Revolt. Mor portrays the participants and opponents as well as the attitudes of the non-Jewish population in Palestine. He exposes the Roman Army’s part in Judaea, the Jewish leadership and the implications of the Revolt.

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Menahem Mor, Ph. D. Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1984), is Professor of Jewish History at the University of Haifa. Former holder of the Klutznik Chair in Jewish Civilisation (Creighton University, 1987-1992), and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities (The University of Haifa, 2004-2010). He has published monographs and articles on Jewish History during the Second Temple Period including From Samaria to Shechhem. The Samaritan Community in Antiquity (Shazar Center, 2003, in Hebrew).
List of Abbreviations
Chapter I: The Causes for the Outbreak of the Bar Kokhba Revolt
Chapter II: The Territorial Expansion of the Revolt: Participants and Opponents
Chapter III. The Roman Army in Judaea during the Revolt
Chapter IV: Attitude of the Non-Jewish Population in Palestine to the Second Revolt
Chapter V: Leadership of the Revolt
Chapter VI: The Results of the Revolt:
General Selected Bibliography
Appendix: Bibliography to the Bar Kokhba Revolt
All interested in the History of Ancient Judaism and early Christianity, Ancient Messianism and Jewish Revolts in the ancient World.
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