Upon this, Varus sent a part of his army into the country, to seek
out those that had been the authors of the revolt; and when they were discovered,
he punished some of them that were most guilty, and some he dismissed:
now the number of those that were crucified on this account were two thousand.
After which he disbanded his army, which he found no way useful to him
in the affairs he came about; for they behaved themselves very disorderly,
and disobeyed his orders, and what Varus desired them to do, and this out
of regard to that gain which they made by the mischief they did. As for
himself, when he was informed that ten thousand Jews had gotten together,
he made haste to catch them; but they did not proceed so far as to fight
him, but, by the advice of Achiabus, they came together, and delivered
themselves up to him: hereupon Varus forgave the crime of revolting to
the multitude, but sent their several commanders to Caesar, many of whom
Caesar dismissed; but for the several relations of Herod who had been among
these men in this war, they were the only persons whom he punished, who,
without the least regard to justice, fought against their own kindred.