"GRANTED" VS. "NATURAL" RIGHTS OF MANKIND
The Judeans were engulfed and culturally demolished by the occupation of Roman Legions in their own nation. Their King Herod was a non-Judean who was elevated to power by influence and corruption. Herodís rule over the Jews and his ascendancy to the leadership of its religion by de facto powers imposed by Rome on his behalf including the Roman treasury of Judean taxation which allowed him to rebuild an imposing Temple in Jerusalem to the dead Judean God, gave him influence and power among the people.
The Judeans themselves, however, were at a loss, because it was Roman power and influence that merely "granted" them the right to worship in what had once been their own country and which was now merely a Roman Province, making them mere provincials where once they held supreme power to rule their nationís destiny.