Who is Rosh in The Bronze Bow?

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Rosh is the leader of the band of zealots who live in the mountains of Galilee. Rosh and his rebels plan on one day overthrowing the Roman authorities, which control their homeland. Initially, Daniel reveres Rosh for saving his life and courageously opposing the Roman forces. In Daniel's eyes, Rosh is the potential savior of Israel who will rid their land of Romans by leading a violent insurrection. Despite the support Rosh receives from his band of zealots, the Jewish townspeople view him as a nuisance. Rosh often steals from farmers to support his troops and makes his living by robbing traveling merchants. As the novel progresses, Rosh reveals his selfish personality by putting Joel in danger and refusing to rescue him....

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