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Josephus Flavius, Jewish Antiquities, 18.31

nanA little after which accident Coponius returned to Rome, and Marcus Ambivius came to be his successor in that government; under whom Salome, the sister of king Herod, died, and left to Julia [Caesar’s wife] Jamnia, all its toparchy, and Phasaelis in the plain, and Arehelais, where is a great plantation of palm trees, and their fruit is excellent in its kind.

nan1. A very sad calamity now befell the Jews that were in Mesopotamia, and especially those that dwelt in Babylonia. Inferior it was to none of the calamities which had gone before, and came together with a great slaughter of them, and that greater than any upon record before; concerning all which I shall speak more accurately, and shall explain the occasions whence these miseries came upon them.

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1. Philo of Alexandria, On The Embassy To Gaius, 201-202, 200 (1st cent. BCE - missingth cent. CE)

200. and a circumstance which we will now mention, has given him some pretext for carrying out his design.40,200 "There is a city called Jamnia; one of the most populous cities in all Judaea, which is inhabited by a promiscuous multitude, the greatest number of whom are Jews; but there are also some persons of other tribes from the neighbouring nations who have settled there to their own destruction, who are in a manner sojourners among the original native citizens, and who cause them a great deal of trouble, and who do them a great deal of injury, as they are continually violating some of the ancestral national customs of the Jews.
2. Josephus Flavius, Jewish Antiquities, 13.102, 17.25, 17.321, 17.340, 18.158-18.160, 20.181, 20.206-20.207 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

13.102. But when Alexander heard that Apollonius, the general of his army, was beaten, he pretended to be glad of it, because he had fought with Jonathan his friend and ally against his directions. Accordingly, he sent to Jonathan, and gave testimony to his worth; and gave him honorary rewards, as a golden button, which it is the custom to give the king’s kinsmen, and allowed him Ekron and its toparchy for his own inheritance. 17.25. he sent for this man, with the multitude that followed him, and promised to give him land in the toparchy called Batanea, which country is bounded with Trachonitis, as desirous to make that his habitation a guard to himself. He also engaged to let him hold the country free from tribute, and that they should dwell entirely without paying such customs as used to be paid, and gave it him tax-free. 17.25. 1. But before these things could be brought to a settlement, Malthace, Archelaus’s mother, fell into a distemper, and died of it; and letters came from Varus, the president of Syria, which informed Caesar of the revolt of the Jews; for after Archlaus was sailed, the whole nation was in a tumult. 17.321. 5. And so much came to Herod’s sons from their father’s inheritance. But Salome, besides what her brother left her by his testament, which were Jamnia, and Ashdod, and Phasaelis, and five hundred thousand [drachmae] of coined silver, Caesar made her a present of a royal habitation at Askelo; in all, her revenues amounted to sixty talents by the year, and her dwelling-house was within Archelaus’s government. 18.158. Upon the receipt of this money, Agrippa came to Anthedon, and took shipping, and was going to set sail; but Herennius Capito, who was the procurator of Jamnia, sent a band of soldiers to demand of him three hundred thousand drachmae of silver, which were by him owing to Caesar’s treasury while he was at Rome, and so forced him to stay. 18.159. He then pretended that he would do as he bid him; but when night came on, he cut his cables, and went off, and sailed to Alexandria, where he desired Alexander the alabarch to lend him two hundred thousand drachmae; but he said he would not lend it to him, but would not refuse it to Cypros, as greatly astonished at her affection to her husband, and at the other instances of her virtue; 20.181. And such was the impudence and boldness that had seized on the high priests, that they had the hardiness to send their servants into the threshing-floors, to take away those tithes that were due to the priests, insomuch that it so fell out that the poorest sort of the priests died for want. To this degree did the violence of the seditious prevail over all right and justice. 20.206. he also had servants who were very wicked, who joined themselves to the boldest sort of the people, and went to the thrashing-floors, and took away the tithes that belonged to the priests by violence, and did not refrain from beating such as would not give these tithes to them. 20.207. So the other high priests acted in the like manner, as did those his servants, without any one being able to prohibit them; so that [some of the] priests, that of old were wont to be supported with those tithes, died for want of food.
3. Josephus Flavius, Jewish War, 2.98, 2.167, 2.235, 2.252, 2.407, 2.509, 2.568, 3.48, 3.54-3.56, 4.445 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2.98. Salome also, besides what the king had left her in his testaments, was now made mistress of Jamnia, and Ashdod, and Phasaelis. Caesar did moreover bestow upon her the royal palace of Ascalon; by all which she got together a revenue of sixty talents; but he put her house under the ethnarchy of Archelaus. 2.167. 1. And now as the ethnarchy of Archelaus was fallen into a Roman province, the other sons of Herod, Philip, and that Herod who was called Antipas, each of them took upon them the administration of their own tetrarchies; for when Salome died, she bequeathed to Julia, the wife of Augustus, both her toparchy, and Jamnia, as also her plantation of palm trees that were in Phasaelis. 2.235. but they were managed by one Eleazar, the son of Dineus, and by Alexander, in these their thievish and seditious attempts. These men fell upon those that were in the neighborhood of the Acrabatene toparchy, and slew them, without sparing any age, and set the villages on fire. 2.252. 2. Nero therefore bestowed the kingdom of the Lesser Armenia upon Aristobulus, Herod’s son, and he added to Agrippa’s kingdom four cities, with the toparchies to them belonging; I mean Abila, and that Julias which is in Perea, Taricheae also, and Tiberias of Galilee; but over the rest of Judea he made Felix procurator. 2.407. So when the king saw that the violence of those that were for innovations was not to be restrained, and being very angry at the contumelies he had received, he sent their rulers, together with their men of power, to Florus, to Caesarea, that he might appoint whom he thought fit to collect the tribute in the country, while he retired into his own kingdom. 2.509. The number of the slain was eight thousand four hundred. In like manner, Cestius sent also a considerable body of horsemen to the toparchy of Narbatene, that adjoined to Caesarea, who destroyed the country, and slew a great multitude of its people; they also plundered what they had, and burnt their villages. 2.568. But John, the son of Matthias, was made the governor of the toparchies of Gophritica and Acrabattene; as was Josephus, the son of Matthias, of both the Galilees. Gamala also, which was the strongest city in those parts, was put under his command. 3.48. 4. Now, as to the country of Samaria, it lies between Judea and Galilee; it begins at a village that is in the great plain called Ginea, and ends at the Acrabbene toparchy, and is entirely of the same nature with Judea; 3.48. Nay, indeed, your fighting is to be on greater motives than those of the Jews; for although they run the hazard of war for liberty, and for their country, yet what can be a greater motive to us than glory? and that it may never be said, that after we have got dominion of the habitable earth, the Jews are able to confront us. 3.54. it was parted into eleven portions, of which the royal city Jerusalem was the supreme, and presided over all the neighboring country, as the head does over the body. As to the other cities that were inferior to it, they presided over their several toparchies; 3.54. Out of the young men he chose six thousand of the strongest, and sent them to Nero, to dig through the Isthmus, and sold the remainder for slaves, being thirty thousand and four hundred, besides such as he made a present of to Agrippa; 3.55. Gophna was the second of those cities, and next to that Acrabatta, after them Thamna, and Lydda, and Emmaus, and Pella, and Idumea, and Engaddi, and Herodium, and Jericho; 3.56. and after them came Jamnia and Joppa, as presiding over the neighboring people; and besides these there was the region of Gamala, and Gaulanitis, and Batanea, and Trachonitis, which are also parts of the kingdom of Agrippa. 4.445. where he seized upon the passage which led thence to their metropolis, and fortified his camp, and leaving the fifth legion therein, he came to the toparchy of Bethletephon.
4. Pliny The Elder, Natural History, 12.111-12.123 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
abila Keddie (2019) 29
acrabata Keddie (2019) 29
acrabatena Keddie (2019) 29
askhelon Keddie (2019) 90
asphaltites/asphaltitis,lake,plinys description Taylor (2012) 236
balsam Keddie (2019) 90
balsam (opobalsam),ancient production of Taylor (2012) 236
balsam (opobalsam),in pliny Taylor (2012) 236
balsam (opobalsam),mixtures and authenticity of Taylor (2012) 236
balsam (opobalsam) Taylor (2012) 236
bethleptenpha Keddie (2019) 29
capito (c. herennius),and agrippa i Udoh (2006) 240
capito (c. herennius),and unrest in judea Udoh (2006) 240
capito (c. herennius),imperial procurator of julia,tiberius,and gaius Udoh (2006) 240
date palms,as medicinal plants Taylor (2012) 236
dead sea Keddie (2019) 90
dead sea and area Taylor (2012) 236
dead sea and the essenes Taylor (2012) 236
egypt Keddie (2019) 29, 90
ein-gedi Keddie (2019) 29, 90
ekron Keddie (2019) 29
emmaus Keddie (2019) 29
en gedi,essenes linked to Taylor (2012) 236
en gedi,in pliny Taylor (2012) 236
estates,private Keddie (2019) 90
gamla Keddie (2019) 29
gophna Keddie (2019) 29
herodium Keddie (2019) 29
jamneia,as imperial state Udoh (2006) 240
jamnia Keddie (2019) 29, 90
jericho,area of Taylor (2012) 236
jericho Keddie (2019) 29, 90
jerusalem Keddie (2019) 29; Taylor (2012) 236
joppe,on toparchies of judea Keddie (2019) 29
joppe Keddie (2019) 29
jordan,river Taylor (2012) 236
josephus,josephus dead sea area Taylor (2012) 236
josephus,on judea,collection of taxes in Udoh (2006) 240
josephus,on toparchies of judea Keddie (2019) 29
judea (jewish palestine),and provincial taxes Udoh (2006) 240
judea (jewish palestine),system of tax collection in Udoh (2006) 240
judea (jewish palestine),taxation of,under governors Udoh (2006) 240
julia (wife of augustus) Udoh (2006) 240
julias Keddie (2019) 29
lydda Keddie (2019) 29
magdala Keddie (2019) 29
masada Taylor (2012) 236
mucianus,c. licinius Taylor (2012) 236
narbatene Keddie (2019) 29
orina Keddie (2019) 29
palm groves of Udoh (2006) 240
pelle Keddie (2019) 29
phasaelis Keddie (2019) 90
philo,on capito Udoh (2006) 240
pisidia,on toparchies of judaea Keddie (2019) 29
pliny (gaius plinius secundus),lake asphaltites and judaea Taylor (2012) 236
pliny (gaius plinius secundus) Taylor (2012) 236
poleis Keddie (2019) 29
ptolemies Keddie (2019) 90
seleucids Keddie (2019) 90
taricheae Keddie (2019) 29
taxes,provincial,and judea Udoh (2006) 240
taxes,systems of collection of Udoh (2006) 240
thamna Keddie (2019) 29
theophrastus Taylor (2012) 236
tiberias Keddie (2019) 29
toparchies' Keddie (2019) 29
vespasian Keddie (2019) 90