Video from Drive Thru History
"The Roman census wasn’t very popular. One of the main reasons that Rome went to all of the work of doing a census was to make sure that people were paying the taxes Rome demanded. For the Jewish people -- who had endured centuries of outside control – the Roman census was considered another mockery of its historic, religious principles. They viewed Israel as their land given to them by God. However, the Roman census wasn’t voluntary, and there was no real way for the average Joe (or Joseph) to fight it. READ MORE: https://www.drivethruhistory.com/roma...' from video introduction.