by Sasha Alex Lessin, Ph.D. (Anthropology, UCLA)
ENLIL GAVE THE JEWS JERUSALEM WHERE ENKI’S RECORDS TOLD WHEN NIBIRU & ANUNNAKI WOULD RETURN
Roman general POMPEY, sought control of the Hasmonean empire as key to run the Eastern Mediterranean. He heard delegations from Hyrcanus, Aristobulus and the Sanhedrin rabbis. Each delegation asked Rome to intervene in their favor. When Pompey got to Jerusalem, Hyrcanus’ army withdrew and Aristobulus surrendered but his army continued to hold the Temple against Pompey. After two months. Pompey took the Temple and killed 12,000 of Jews within. Pompey entered (and desecrated) the Holy of Holies sanctuary where priests kept worshipping even as the Romans burst in. Pompey expected to see in the sanctuary a statue of the Jewish god, but, of course, saw no statue and left the Temple intact.
Nonetheless, Yohanan ben Zakkai and the peace faction–Peaceniks–of Jerusalem urged acceptance of inevitable Roman rule. Practice, said Yohanan, mercy and loving acts to people instead of fighting for independence. The independence faction–Zealots–fought the peace faction to force them to join the revolt against Rome. The Peaceniks saw Roman political control as inevitable and wanted to negotiate religious freedom within Roman rule.
Zealots and Peaceniks fought in the city; Zealots assassinated people like Yohanan who sought peace and compromise with Rome. Zealots won the house-to-house and neighborhood-to-neighborhood civil war. They burned the city and the records-of debt-documents.
Romans and Syrians in nearby Caesarea retaliated. They killed the thousands of Jews among them. Jews throughout Judea re-retaliated and killed Romans and Syrians among them.
To stop independence movements from spreading to other provinces, Rome sent General Vespasian and 60,000 soldiers to Jerusalem. Romans trapped the Jews in Jerusalem but said they could surrender without slaughter. The Zealots refused to give up.
The six Zealot armies who ruled different Jerusalem neighborhoods forbade surrender. They stopped Jews trapped within the city–people starving from Roman control of the countryside–from fleeing the city. Romans caught Jews who nonetheless escaped Jerusalem. The Romans cut open the captured escapees’ guts to find gold and Jewels. The Romans tortured then crucified Jewish captives and displayed them in a ring around the city. Yohanan, however, escaped Jerusalem disguised as a corpse in a bier of rotting meat.
ELEAZAR & ZEALOTS FOUGHT JERUSALEM’S PEACE FACTION & ROME
In 67 BCE, the Roman governor of Judea invaded the temple; he sought its treasures. Temple Captain Eleazar and his faction of Zealots attacked the Romans stationed in Jerusalem and forced them to retreat to the west end of Jerusalem. The Zealots ofr of Britain and Rome’s next Emperor) AND HIS SON TITUS TO CRUSH THE JEWS. NERO DIED IN 68 BCE AND VESPASIAN BECAME EMPEROR. HE, TITUS AND THEIR LINE BECAME RULERS OF ROME. THEIR SUBSEQUENT DEFEAT OF THE JEWS BECAME THE IDEOLOGICAL CHARTER OF THE VESPASIAN DYNASTY’S SUPREMACY AND ONE OF THE BASES FOR THE ANTI-SEMITISM ROMANS SPREAD TO THE WORLD SINCE.
The Roman Empire could counter so public a humiliation only by thorough punishment of the city. Jews hoping to broker peace fled to the Roman side.” [Goodman: 10].
The Romans took Jerusalem, burned the Temple and cut the throats of all whom they didn’t take as slaves.
Roman Emperor Nero sent Vespasian (conqueror Of Britain And Rome’s next Emperor) and his son Titus to crush the Jews. Nero died in 68 BCE and Vespasian became Emperor. He, Titus and their line became rulers of ROME. Their defeat of the Jews became the ideological charter of the Vespasian Dynasty’s supremacy and one of the bases for the anti-semitism Romans spread to the world since.
In 54 BCE, the Roman Crassus looted the Temple treasury Jews revolted again but Romans subdued them again in 43 BCE. The Romans ruled Judea from Syria then appointed a local Governor for Judea. The Roman governor let the Jews select a High Priest for the Temple and a King for the Jews. In 36 BCE they choose Herod, a descendant of the forced Edomite converts to Judaism who did as Rome told him. Herod ruled for Rome until 4 BCE.
Jerusalem no longer had a Jewish King and was a mere province administrated by a Roman Procurator Pontius Pilate, who arrived in 26 CE with orders to quell Jewish riots against Roman rule. Pilate brought Roman troops, coins with images of the Temple–seen by the Jews as blasfamous images–to use in the temple.fered them safe passage if they gave up their weapons. Roman Commander METLIUS agreed to the Zealot terms, but when the Romans disarmed, Eleazar’s men killed them all except Metilius, who agreed to circumcision and to convert to Judaism.
CESTIUS, the Roman governor of Syria marched a large force toward Jerusalem. The Romans burned Jewish villages and killed all Jews in his path. The Zealots counterattacked Cestius’ army, and killed 515 Roman soldiers.
AGRIPPA II, a Jewish administrator worked for Rome and led the peaceniks, negotiated a peace treaty with Cestius at the Roman bivouac outside Jerusalem. Rome would pardon the Rebels if they’d disarm and pledge allegiance to Rome. But when Agrippa’s emissaries returned to Jerusalem, the Zealots attacked them.
Cestius’ army captured Jerusalem’s suburbs, burned the Temple gate, then retired to negotiate with the Jews from safer quarters with secure supply lines. Cestius had shown the Jews that Rome could prevail and now sought to withdraw and avoid further Roman losses. But Zealots attacked Cestius’ army as it withdrew through the narrow defiles from the hills of Jerusalem towards the Mediterranean. The lightly armored Zealots killed many Romans. Cestius’ march “degenerated into a bloody rout. He lost 5,300 infantry, 480 cavalry, his catapults, battering rams and siege machines.