But now the Jews got together in great numbers with their wives and
children into that plain that was by Ptolemais, and made supplication to
Petronius, first for their laws, and, in the next place, for themselves.
So he was prevailed upon by the multitude of the supplicants, and by their
supplications, and left his army and the statues at Ptolemais, and then
went forward into Galilee, and called together the multitude and all the
men of note to Tiberias, and showed them the power of the Romans, and the
threatenings of Caesar; and, besides this, proved that their petition was
unreasonable, because while all the nations in subjection to them had placed
the images of Caesar in their several cities, among the rest of their gods,
for them alone to oppose it, was almost like the behavior of revolters,
and was injurious to Caesar.