2nd Roman prefect to govern all
Palestine. Exactly when & why Claudius
sent Tiberius Julius Alexander to replace Fadus
is uncertain. He was a wealthy Romanized apostate Jew from
Alexandria who was a nephew of the philosopher Philo.
Still he did not
hesitate to use Roman military torture to suppress Jewish dissidents. He
ordered two sons of Judah of Gamala to be
crucified (charges uncertain). His effectiveness in maintaining social
order led to his appointment as prefect of Egypt during the Jewish War.
18.259; 19.276; 20.100-103;
2.220-223, 309, 492-497, 616-618, 5:205, 510, 6:237-242;
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