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Festus, Porcius
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was Roman procurator in Judea from 60 to 62 ce. The beginning of his time in office, as well as the end of that of his predecessor Felix, is dated to the year 54 or 56, on the basis of the Armenian version of a Chronicle of Eusebius (GCS 20, 215) or on the version of Jerome (GCS 24, 182). A natural death ended his time in office. In contrast to his predecessor Felix and his successors Albinus and Gessius Florus, Festus seems to have been concerned, according to Flavius Josephus, who welcomed Festus's fight against the Zealots (Bell. II 14.1; Ant. XX 8.9), with executing his offic…

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Horn, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Festus, Porcius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_07582>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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