The Romans and the Jewish people were not so unlike each other. Why then, did their relationship degenerate so significantly, finally leading to the Jewish Revolts and the destruction of the Jewish Temple in 70 AD. This finely researched work looks at the similarities and differences between Rome and Jerusalem: their religions, politics, identities, perspectives, lifestyles, growth of the church and other cultural and regional are all explored in detail. A fascinating and often-overlooked topic, Rome and Jerusalem is an intriguing and eloquent read. 598 indexed pages, softcover.