Mormon studies, promise land, Israel, Palestine, Jewish War, Rome
By the first century A.D., much of Palestine, the area known to the Israelites as the "land of promise," was divided under the Romans into five areas of provincial or semiprovincial status: Galilee, Idumea, Judea, Perea, and Samaria. Only Judea was overwhelmingly Jewish, while the other provinces, although mostly Jewish, also supported mixed populations of Jews, Greeks, and Syrians. This ethnic background and many historical factors become significant when one seeks to understand the elements that contributed to Jewish rebellion and to Galilee as a seedbed of revolt, including the Jewish War against Rome.
Skinner, Andrew C.
"A Historical Sketch of Galilee,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 36
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol36/iss3/8