A socio-historical analysis of Jewish banditry in first century Palestine 6 to 70 CE
By Lawrence Ronald Lincoln
Master’s Thesis, University of Stellenbosch, 2005
Abstract: This thesis sets out to examine, as far as possible within the constraints of a limited study such as this, the nature of the Jewish protest movement against the occupation of their homeland by the Roman Empire in the years after the territory had become a direct province of the Empire. These protests were mainly instigated by and initially led by Jewish peasants who experienced the worst aspects of becoming a part of the larger Roman world.