AND now Archelaus's part of Judea was reduced into a province, and
Coponius, one of the equestrian order among the Romans, was sent as a procurator,
having the power of [life and] death put into his hands by Caesar. Under
his administration it was that a certain Galilean, whose name was Judas,
prevailed with his countrymen to revolt, and said they were cowards if
they would endure to pay a tax to the Romans and would after God submit
to mortal men as their lords. This man was a teacher of a peculiar sect
of his own, and was not at all like the rest of those their leaders.