Syria 200 CE
The Jews have been exiled from their homeland after two great revolts against Rome.
What is happening in Syria in 200CE
In the south the Jews remained unreconciled to Roman rule. A great Jewish revolt, lasting from 66 CE to 70 CE, ended in the sack of Jerusalem, and a second revolt in 133, after being harshly repressed by the Romans, resulted in the expulsion of Jews from central Judaea. Jerusalem was eventually rebuilt as a Roman colony.
By this time, the new religion of Christianity had appeared in Judaea, founded by an (apparently) ordinary Jew, Jesus of Nazareth (lived c. 6 BCE to c. 31 CE). It was soon spreading far and wide in the Roman and Parthian empires.
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