03.06.19 A.D. 12 Artabanus III Becomes King of the Parthian Empire
Far to the east of the land of the Jews, Artabanus III became king of Parthia. Under his ingenious leadership, Parthia became an incredible threat to Rome as he desired to have access to the Mediterranean Sea. He was a genius, and his military philosophy and tactics were continued by his successors. As a consequence, the Parthian Empire continued to be Rome’s nemesis for the next two centuries. His rulership and constant threat resulted in a tighter Roman reign over all the provinces in the eastern Roman Empire, including Israel.