When the multitude heard these things, they were greatly provoked
at Jonathan, and his colleagues that were with him, and were going to attack
them, and kill them; and this they had certainly done, unless I had restrained
the anger of the Galileans, and said, that" I forgave Jonathan and
his colleagues what was past, if they would repent, and go to their own
country, and tell those who sent them the truth, as to my conduct."
When I had said this, I let them go, although I knew they would do nothing
of what they had promised. But the multitude were very much enraged against
them, and entreated me to give them leave to punish them for their insolence;
yet did I try all methods to persuade them to spare the men; for I knew
that every instance of sedition was pernicious to the public welfare. But
the multitude was too angry with them to be dissuaded, and all of them
went immediately to the house in which Jonathan and his colleagues abode.
However, when I perceived that their rage could not be restrained, I got
on horseback, and ordered the multitude to follow me to the village Sogane,
which was twenty furlongs off Gabara; and by using this stratagem, I so
managed myself, as not to appear to begin a civil war ,amongst them.