Reference Entry

Bar Cochba

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright

in A Dictionary of World History

Third edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199685691
Published online July 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191765728
Bar Cochba

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Jewish leader of a rebellion in 132 ad against the Roman emperor Hadrian’s intention to rebuild Jerusalem as a non-Jewish city. His claim to be the Messiah was accepted by some. A number of letters in his handwriting have been found in archaeological excavations near the Dead Sea in Israel....

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Subjects: World History

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