About this time it was that Justus, the son of Pistus, without my
knowledge, ran away to the king; the occasion of which I will here relate.
Upon the beginning of the war between the Jews and Romans, the people of
resolved to submit to the king, and not to revolt from the Romans;
while Justus tried to persuade them to betake themselves to their arms,
as being himself desirous of innovations, and having hopes of obtaining
the government of Galilee
, as well as of his own country [Tiberias
Yet did he not obtain what he hoped for, because the Galileans bore ill-will
to those of Tiberias
, and this on account of their anger at what miseries
they had suffered from them before the war; thence it was that they would
not endure that Justus should be their governor. I myself also, who had
been intrusted by the community of Jerusalem
with the government of Galilee
did frequently come to that degree of rage at Justus, that I had almost
resolved to kill him, as not able to bear his mischievous disposition.
He was therefore much afraid of me, lest at length my passion should come
to extremity; so he went to the king, as supposing that he would dwell
better and more safely with him.