Who owned Jerusalem when Jesus was born?
When Jesus was born, all of Jewish Palestine—as well as some of the neighbouring Gentile areas—was ruled by Rome’s able “friend and ally” Herod the Great.
Who lived in Galilee during Jesus time?
Galilee, throughout the time of Jesus, was ruled by one of Herod’s sons. So it was ruled much as his father’s kingdom had been, as a kind of small client kingdom. This means that local politics in Jesus’ home region were a little different than those in Judea under the Roman Governors.
What was the Holy Land in the Middle Ages?
The Holy Land refers to the city of Jerusalem and the surrounding areas. Today, this area belongs to Israel and Palestine.
How many people lived in Galilee at the time of Jesus?
The total population of Galilee was more than three million (War 6.420), and Josephus himself mustered 60,000 infantry and a total of 100,000 fighters for the war against Rome (War 2.583, 576).
Did Gentiles live in Galilee?
While Galilee had a large Jewish population the majority of the people were then Gentiles.
What race were the Galileans?
As we saw above, Reed speaks of “religious indicators” or of “Jewish religious identity” being found in Galilee; the Galileans were “Jewish”.