At which time there was a certain barber, whose name was Trypho.
This man leaped out from among the people in a kind of madness, and accused
himself, and said, "This Tero endeavored to persuade me also to cut
thy throat with my razor, when I trimmed thee, and promised that Alexander
should give me large presents for so doing." When Herod heard this,
he examined Tero, with his son and the barber, by the torture; but as the
others denied the accusation, and he said nothing further, Herod gave order
that Tero should be racked more severely; but his son, out of pity to his
father, promised to discover the whole to the king, if he would grant [that
his father should be no longer tortured]. When he had agreed to this, he
said that his father, at the persuasion of Alexander, had an intention
to kill him. Now some said this was forged, in order to free his father
from his torments; and some said it was true.