BUT the nation of the Samaritans did not escape without tumults.
The man who excited them to it was one who thought lying a thing of little
consequence, and who contrived every thing so that the multitude might
be pleased; so he bid them to get together upon Mount Gerizzim, which is
by them looked upon as the most holy of all mountains, and assured them,
that when they were come thither, he would show them those sacred vessels
which were laid under that place, because Moses put them there
So they came thither armed, and thought the discourse of the man probable;
and as they abode at a certain village, which was called Tirathaba, they
got the rest together to them, and desired to go up the mountain in a great
multitude together; but Pilate prevented their going up, by seizing upon
file roads with a great band of horsemen and foot-men, who fell upon those
that were gotten together in the village; and when it came to an action,
some of them they slew, and others of them they put to flight, and took
a great many alive, the principal of which, and also the most potent of
those that fled away, Pilate ordered to be slain.