Biblical Archaeology Review 38:4, July/August 2012

Strata: In History

July 1, 69 A.D. The armies in Egypt and Judea declare General Titus Flavius Vespasianus to be the next Roman emperor. Vespasian was confirmed as emperor by the Roman Senate a few months later, leaving command of the army in Judea to his son Titus, who soon conquered Jerusalem, destroyed the Second Temple and quashed the First Jewish Revolt.

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