Zealots revolt against Rome

In Jerusalem, Jewish zealots seek to overthrow Rome and regain the independence they had under Judah Maccabee. These zealots, the adult children of the generation of zealots who cried “May Jesus’ blood be on us and our children,” have barricaded themselves in the temple. (Jos. Wars. 4.3.1-14)

Temple Destruction (1638), by Nicolas Poussin. Public Domain.