John of Gischala and Simon bar Giora from Gerasa: A National Revolt?

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review


    Steve Mason reconsiders two leaders of the Great Jewish Revolt against the Romans: John of Gischala and Simon Bar Giora. A critical examination of Flavius Josephus’s narrative about these figures leads Mason to propose that their personal backgrounds and concerns counter their image as part of a broad and deep national revolt, with shared grievances and aims.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSocial History of the Jews in Antiquity
    Subtitle of host publicationStudies in Dialogue with Albert Baumgarten's Work
    EditorsMichal Bar-Asher Siegal, Jonathan Ben-Dov
    Place of PublicationTübingen
    PublisherMohr Siebeck
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Electronic)9783161607080
    ISBN (Print)9783161606946
    Publication statusPublished - 2021

    Publication series

    NameTexts and Studies in Ancient Judaism
    PublisherMohr Siebeck
    ISSN (Print)0721-8753
    ISSN (Electronic)2568-9525


    Dive into the research topics of 'John of Gischala and Simon bar Giora from Gerasa: A National Revolt?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this