Rome and Jerusalem

Martin Goodman, Sean Kingsley

25/02/2007 4:45 pm

Both historians took us back to 70 AD and the destruction of the Second Temple. Martin Goodman considered the reasons for this brutal and extraordinary conflict between two civilizations whilst Sean Kingsley set on the trail of the fabulous treasure seized by the Romans and suggests its possible whereabouts today.

Martin Goodman

Martin Goodman is Professor of Jewish studies at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Wolfson College. His many books include Josephus\'s The Jewish War: A Biography (Princeton), A History of Judaism (Princeton), Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations, and The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies. He lives in Oxford, England.

Sean Kingsley

Dr Sean Kingsley is an archaeologist specialising in the Holy Land where he discovered the largest cluster of ancient shipwrecks in the eastern Mediterranean. He is Managing Editor of Minerva, the International Review of Ancient Art and Archaeology. God’s Gold is his sixth book.

Geza Vermes

Geza Vermes is a Fellow of the British Academy and Prof. Emeritus of Jewish Studies in the University of Oxford. Vermes was a Priest in the Sion Order but left the priesthood and the Catholic church after his groundbreaking work on the Dead Sea scrolls.