Answers 2Add Yours
Basically there was no hope. They were weak and had no guns. The elderly were not prepared to revolt either.
In order to rise up in resistance the Jews would have needed a number of things, but as Aslan said above, most of these things weren't available to them. Although I don't want you to believe there weren't any revolts at all because there were.
Necessities for revolt:
Hideout, haven, and headquarters
Goal (and consensus about the goal)
Followers (committed, loyal, healthy, trained)
Knowledge (of the enemy’s resources, plans, etc.)
Help (inside and out)