Joseph Atwill, Why the Bible is Pro-Roman |464|

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...the idea that Romans landed in Galilee to begin a major military campaign and just happened to pick up this Jewish general/traitor along the way, and then asked him to serve as their primary historian of the events... boy, that's pretty hollywood.
The Romans and all imperial systems have a long history of co-opting local aristocracy to do their bidding.

Examples:

Edomite (pretending to be Judean) King Herod was a Roman stooge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herod_the_Great

The Indian Raj aristocrats who served the British Empire to control a country of millions with only 30,000 troops: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Raj

The Saudi Monarchy who serve the U.S. Empire's wars for oil and Israel in the Middle East.

I just learned from Wikipedia there is even a word for this: " Suzeranity "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzerainty
 
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