Annius  Rufus  [12-15 CE]

Roman cavalry officer who succeeded Ambivulus as 3rd prefect of Judea & Samaria. The only event that Josephus noted during his tenure was the death of Augustus. Rufus' replacement by Valerius Gratus was simply part of the administrative changes related to the new regime of Tiberius.

Though no further record of this Rufus has survived, he was probably related to others of this name who held public office in ancient Roman history. In 128 BCE one of the two consuls of the city of Rome was named Titus Annius Rufus & the prefect of Judea during the Bar Kochba revolt (135 CE) was named Tineius Rufus.

Reference: Josephus, Antiquities 18.32-33.

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