WHEN Cyrenius had now disposed of Archelaus's money, and when the
taxings were come to a conclusion, which were made in the thirty-seventh
year of Caesar's victory over Antony at Actium, he deprived Joazar of the
high priesthood, which dignity had been conferred on him by the multitude,
and he appointed Ananus, the son of Seth, to be high priest; while Herod
and Philip had each of them received their own tetrarchy, and settled the
affairs thereof. Herod also built a wall about Sepphoris, (which is the
security of all Galilee,) and made it the metropolis of the country. He
also built a wall round Betharamphtha, which was itself a city also, and
called it Julias, from the name of the emperor's wife. When Philip also
had built Paneas, a city at the fountains of Jordan, he named it Cesarea.
He also advanced the village Bethsaids, situate at the lake of Gennesareth,
unto the dignity of a city, both by the number of inhabitants it contained,
and its other grandeur, and called it by the name of Julias, the same name
with Caesar's daughter.