Tiberius Julius Alexander

(b. c. 15)
   Procurator of Judea from 46. Tiberius came from a wealthy and influential Jewish family in Alexandria. His father was head of the community and his uncle was the renowned philosopher, PHILO JUDEUS. As a young man, Tiberius turned his back on his Jewishness in order to make a career in the Roman army. He rose to high office, becoming commander of Upper Egypt, procurator of Judea, prefect of Egypt and second-in- command to Titus during the siege of Jerusalem. As the highest ranking Jew in Roman service, he dealt with the local Jewish population strictly in the course of duty. His two years as governor of Judea seem to have been fairly uneventful. In Egypt, he sent in troops to deal with violence involving the Jewish community in Alexandria. JOSEPHUS claims that Tiberius was not in favour of destroying the Temple in Jerusalem in AD 70.

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