http://judaism-and-rome.cnrs.fr/node/2539 where you can read the inscription in full.)
Then there was the year of the four emperors. Towards the end of that year, General Vespasian saw his chance. He sought the help of the priests, and commanded his son Titus to invade the temple, kill the prophets who controlled it, and take prisoner those that were left alive. They would be transported to Rome for Vespasian's misclaimed triumph. Vespasian used the wealth from the temple to fund his rise to power (and later his building program) then he set fire to the temple, claiming that it was the Jews fault.
Nero and his mother Agrippina had become followers of the Spirit like the Jewish prophets (See my post Nero and his mother follow the prophets). Seneca and Epaphroditus were probably of the same view, as were many other Romans. 'Christianity' with a crucified Jesus was imposed to hide this.
Nero had left the temple intact for the prophets to continue their worship in the sanctuary. This was why the so-called ‘coins of revolt’ issued during the four/five years of peace gave no indication of a destroyed temple. More importantly they showed no antagonism to Rome. What they did show were comments such as: “the freedom of Zion”; "the redemption of Zion"; "Shekel of Israel". These comments indicated an event that had occurred. The coments ont the Bar Kohkba coins had comments for the freedom of ZionNero had granted freedom to the Jewish state and the Jewish people in the same way as he was going to do for Greece. That meant not only freedom from direct Roman rule but also freedom from Roman taxation. Also the coins depicted emblems that were in the sanctuary. There was nothing about the altar for burned offerings. The priests had been out of business, exiled from the temple, ever since the time of Judas Maccabeus who purged the temple and kicked the priests out. NONE of the Jewish coins, going back to the second century BC, show any activity, such as the altar for burned offerings, of the priests. They had been causing trouble for kings and prophets many years. This illustrates the long arm of the Flavians and the extent to which they interfered with the text of Antiquities which I believe was originated by a Jewish prophet at the time of Claudius. Josephus, in keeping with the historians of his day, used another person’s writings.
Thus we have Nero granting freedom first to the province of Judea and then to the province of Greece. This brought him into conflict with the members of the Roman senate. We have ridiculous fabricated stories that tell us about his vile character. Nero must have intended the same for each country of the empire. He was obviously tolerant of all religions. This liberal minded man preferred peaceful competitions. He knew what had happened to the Greek empire.