Aug 15, 2021
The rabbis now make their appearance: the heroes ben Zakkai and
more Gamaliels than you can shake a stick at. Scholars grudgingly
hold they are rebranded Pharisees, but they are willing to change
The Romans diverted the old Temple tithe paid by the diaspora into a new tax, the fiscus Judaicus. As the Romans tried to work who was a Jew, and hence liable for the tax, they accidentally created the first formal distinction between Jews and Christians.
We also see the writing of the last apocalypses and testaments.