Rome conquers Israel

Rome conquers Israel but allows worship of Yahweh to remain legal. However, they appoint Herod the Great, an Arab loyal to Rome, as king of the Jews despite Yahweh’s command that only a Jewish descendent of David may sit on the throne. (Jos. Ant. 14.4.; 70-72; 15.1.1-6)

Pompey in the Temple. Pompey in the Temple (1420), by Jean Foucquet. Public Domain.