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Jewish Bar Kochba Revolt The Jewish revolt led by Bar Kochba in 132 AD was not the work of a single if a single radical revolutionary It was the inevitable result of years of promises not kept to the Jews and laws which suppressed the basis of Jews as a nation To understand the reason for Bar Kochbas Revolt one must go back many years even before the war Prior to Hadrian an emperor by the name of Trajan was the ruler of the Roman empire Due to the rebellion of the Jews in the Diaspora to the east and the west of them Trajan in order to keep the Jews in Palestine from rebelling he had to send a great general to be governor of the Jews in Palestine a general who was well with the harshness in which he treated people This generals name was Tineius Rufus he was the general that put down the uprising of the Jews in Parthia Because of Rufus reputation of his severity to the Jews he uprooted any thought of the Jews in Palestine to rebel against Rome at that time The Jews did not want to rebel anyway Trajan had promised the Jews that he would rebuild the asenv hc the Jews assumed this also meant to rebuild Jerusalem The Pagans in Palestine did not want the asenv hc to be rebuilt they thought that if it was rebuilt it would be the rebirth of the Jewish nation Also in addition Trajan the Emperor who made this promise died and was succeeded by Hadrian The Jews were unsure if Hadrian would keep the promise that Trajan once made Hadrian wanted
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