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Mark also draws a comparison of the Jewish war with the Roman civil war of 69 AD.

Jesus Seminar October 2009 in Santa Rosa, California; The conference management
Jesus Seminar October 2009 in Santa Rosa, California; The conference management

In Rome, the new emperor Vespasian, the Roman commander at the beginning of the war in Judea, had quickly established order by following the great emperor Augustus.

Vespasian, however, no longer saw himself as a god like his predecessors from the noble family of Augustus, but as a human being who ordered the commonwealth with human energy and with reverence for the real gods.

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