Saturday, 23 January 2010
Galilee, Sepphoris 4 BC falls to Varus
New Maids needed.
"4 BC - Sepphoris would have lost its bride crop once, in 4 BCE, when Varus took the city. Subsequently, in the revolt of 66-74, the fathers of Sepphoris avoided another loss by making a deal with the advancing legions.We may then plausibly regard Sepphoris as a recognized producer of high-caste brides. The Mishnah preserves a ruling that, when a town falls to a siege, all its women are rendered ineligible to marry priests (Ket 2:9). Sepphoris would have lost its bride crop once, in 4 BCE, when Varus took the city. Subsequently, in the revolt of 66-74, the fathers of Sepphoris avoided another loss by making a deal with the advancing legions."
4 BC is a birth date of Jesus. also December is 9 months after April 1 festival of Dionysus.
"Between 9 and 8 BC, following the consulship, Varus was governor of the province of Africa. After this, he went to govern Syria, with four legions under his command. The Jewish historian Josephus mentions the swift action of Varus against a messianic revolt in Judaea after the death of Rome's client king Herod the Great in 4 BC. After occupying Jerusalem, he crucified 2000 Jewish rebels, and may have thus been one of the prime objects of popular anti-Roman sentiment in Judaea, for Josephus, who made every effort to reconcile the Jewish people to Roman rule, felt it necessary to point out how lenient this judicial massacre had been. Indeed, at precisely this moment, the Jews, nearly en masse, began a full-scale boycott of Roman pottery (Red Slip Ware).  Thus, the archaeological record seems to verify mass popular protest against Rome because of Varus' cruelty."
Publius Quinctilius Varus (wiki) (* 46 BC in Cremona, Roman Republic; † AD 9 in Germania). Roman Legions in Syria-Palestine.
"19 AD - Sepphoris was rebuilt and fortified after Galilee came under the rule of Herod Antipas. He made Sepphoris his capital until he built Tiberias in 19 AD Some scholars believe that Joseph and Jesus may have helped in the reconstruction of Sepphoris".... and of making crosses etc for they were carpenters.