The '''Kitos War''' ( 115–117; : ''mered ha'galuyot'' or ''mered ha'tfutzot'' ; translation: rebellion of the diaspora. In Latin: Tumultus Iudaicus. ) occurred during the period of the Jewish–Roman wars, 66–136. While the majority of the Roman armies were fighting Trajan's Parthian War on the eastern border of the Roman Empire, major uprisings by ethnic Judeans in Cyrenaica, Cyprus and Egypt spiraled out of control, resulting in a widespread slaughter of left behind Roman garrisons and Roman citizens by Jewish rebels. Some of the areas with the heaviest massacres were left so utterly annihilated that others were made to settle these areas to prevent the absence of any remaining presence. The rebellions were finally crushed by Roman legionary forces, chiefly by the Roman general Lusius Quietus, whose nomen later gave the conflict its title, as Kitos is a later corruption of Quietu
THE LAND OF ISRAEL FROM BAR KOCHBA TO THE MUSLIM CONQUEST Dr. Henry Abramson 2017 (59.33) Brief survey of the major historical developments and themes affecting the land of Israel between the 2nd-century Bar Kochba rebellion and the Muslim conquest in the seventh century. Part of the Israel: The Land and its People series.
WHO WAS JOSEPHUS? JEWISH BIOGRAPHY AS HISTORY Dr. Henry Abramson 2013 (50.41)
WHO WAS BAR KOCHBA? JEWISH BIOGRAPHY AS HISTORY Dr. Henry Abramson 2014 (46.54)
THE ROMAN JEWISH WARS (ESSENTIAL LECTURES IN JEWISH HISTORY) Dr. Henry Abramson 2013 (27.32)
VIDEOS - THE JEWISH-ROMAN WARS
THE SIEGE AND FALL OF MASADA University of Pennsylvania Museum Dr. Jodi Magness, Professor of Religious Studies, UNC Chapel Hill, 2013 (1.24.12)