Mormon studies, Flavius Josephus, Jewish rebellion, Roman Empire
Zealots, terrorists, freedom-fighters, bandits, revolutionaries—who were those people whose zeal for religion, for power, or for freedom motivated them to take on the Roman Empire, the greatest force in the ancient world, and believe that they could win? Because the books of Flavius Josephus are the only source for most of our understanding of the participants in the First Jewish Revolt, we are necessarily dependent on Josephus for the answers to this question. His writings will be our guide as we examine the groups and individuals involved in the Jewish rebellion.
Jackson, Kent P.
"Revolutionaries in the First Century,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 36:
3, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol36/iss3/9