Thursday, February 1, 2007

Crucifixion 2,000 rebels by Quintilus Varus

Following a rebellion (led by Judath the Galilean) in Judea triggered by the death of King Herod in 7 BCE, the Roman officer in charge (or "Legate") of the Roman province of Syria, Quintilus Varus, ordered the crucifixion of 2,000 Jews in Jerusalem in a single day.

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