New insights into roman policy in judea on the eve of the bar kokhba revolt

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The first years of Hadrian's reign witness meaningful changes in the Roman policy in Judea, identifiable with the strengthening of military forces, the change of the status of the province to that of provincia consularis, the building of new military roads, emphasis on the pagan character of the settlement displayed both in coinage and in new temples devoted to the emperor cult, and the beginning of the preparation works for the building of a Roman colony in Jerusalem. The background of this policy is examined, and its relation with the Diaspora uprisings, which were finally quelled in the late summer of 117.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-107
Number of pages24
JournalJournal for the Study of Judaism
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Hadrian
  • Military forces
  • Military roads
  • Roman colony
  • Roman policy
  • Status of judea
  • Trajan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Religious studies
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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