Expert historian and author Stephan Dando-Collins chronicles the First Jewish Revolt and its important role in both Roman and Jewish historical memory.
Dando-Collins details the conflict from both sides of the 7-year campaign. His examination of the revolt draws upon numerous archaeological and forensic discoveries made in recent years to illuminate the people and events as never before.
Neither side emerges from the conflict unscathed. Both were at times equally heroic and barbaric. In the end, the Jewish freedom fighters lost the war and lost Jerusalem, their holy city– the focus of the campaign by both sides. Yet today, Jerusalem is once more the heart of the Jewish faith, while, thanks to Christianity–an offshoot of Judaism–the Roman Empire and its gods are long gone.
Conquering Jerusalem illustrates that faith can have its rewards, and the tables can be turned, if you wait long enough.