As for the walls of Jerusalem, that were adjoining to the new city
[Bezetha], he repaired them at the expense of the public, and built them
wider in breadth, and higher in altitude; and he had made them too strong
for all human power to demolish, unless Marcus, the then president of Syria,
had by letter informed Claudius Caesar of what he was doing. And when Claudius
had some suspicion of attempts for innovation, he sent to Agrippa to leave
off the building of those walls presently. So he obeyed, as not thinking
it proper to contradict Claudius.