Y thought it would be a branch of judaism but who thought that the messiah. Christianity 1 had come y concentrated around one person jesus christ. Jesus (historical person: born around year zero/one, died at 33, know nothing about his early years until he was 30. Judea province during the time of the roman empire. Jews were not weapons and had to pay taxes, emperor not monotheistic. emperor thought that he was a god, wanted a statue of himself in each temple. 4 different responses to roman occupation: y 1. Social class (saddu cees jewish bourgeoisies/aristocrats: realists, wanted to keep up relations with the. Romans: did everything to keep up peaceful appearance y 2. Jewish people who believed they should segregate themselves from the romans: obsessed with the legal part of judaism, avoid contact with the romans, must pay taxes, intellectual religious fight against the romans y 3. Zealots: young, unmarried men that tried to fight the.