Hello Kalk ,
So many assertions; so little scriptural or secular evidence to support! If I may address but two of your claims: 'Jerusalem was not a place floating with wealth' and 'the Jews did not bear any responsibility for Jesus' death.' Really?
Even a cursory reading of the scriptures says otherwise. The following is from James chapter 5 (New International Version):
Warning to Rich Oppressors
5 "Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. 4 Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. 5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you."
Sounds like a rich Establishment to me. And they oppressed and murdered the innocent one. Again, if not the ancient Jewish Establishment, then whom?
Edersheim reports: “In these streets and lanes everything might be purchased: the production of Palestine, or imported from foreign lands– nay, the rarest articles from the remotest parts. Exquisitely shaped, curiously designed and jewelled cups, rings, and other workmanship of precious metals; glass, silks, fine linen, woolen stuffs, purple, and costly hangings; essences, ointments, and perfumes, as precious as gold; articles of food and drink from foreign lands – in short, what India, Persia, Arabia, Media, Egypt, Italy, Greece, and even the far-off lands of the Gentiles yielded, might be had in these bazaars. Ancient Jewish writings enable us to identify no fewer than 118 different articles of i mport from foreign lands , covering more than even modern luxury has devised.” (Days of Vengeance, Chilton)(Italics mine).
"More than once the Jewish historian [Josephus] speaks of the magnificence and vast wealth of Jerusalem. It is very remarkable that the inventory of the spoils taken from the treasury of the temple contains almost every one of the articles enumerated in this lamentation over the fallen city,---‘Gold, silver, precious stones, purple, scarlet, cinnamon, odours, ointments, and frankincense.’ No less striking is the description given by Josephus of the spoils of the captured city, which were carried in procession through the streets of Rome in the triumph of Vespasian and Titus, and which fully justify the picture of profusion and magnificence drawn in the Apocalypse."(The Parousia, James Stuart Russell)
Jesus' Betrayal and Arrest
The following texts from John chapter 18 confirm that Jesus did not mysteriously turn up at Pilate's door, slap him in the face, and demand to be impaled. "2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees . They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons."
Certainly, Jesus was executed by the Roman Government." But Jerusalem orchestrated his demise. A fact which is scripturally incontrovertible. Thus, as Jerusalem used the Roman government to execute Jesus, so God used that same Roman government to destroy Jerusalem.