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8 Elul – End of Resistance In Jerusalem – 70
On this day in the year 70, the Jewish resistance in Jerusalem came to an end. The Temple was destroyed a month before, yet the Jewish rebels continued to fight. To challenge the rebels in the Upper City, the Romans needed to build mounds to get their battle machines up the mountain. With the fall of the upper city, Jerusalem was finally conquered.
After the total fall of Jerusalem, the Romans went on a cleanup campaign to remove all the remaining strongholds over the next three years. Next would be the acropolis of Herodium 8 miles south of Jerusalem. After that would be Machearus in modern-day Jordan on the shore of the Dead Sea. Then, to the Forest of Jardus on the northern shore of the Dead Sea, which had some 3,000 Jewish Rebels. And finally to Masada which would fall in 73.