John of Giscala
- (fl. 1st cent.)Palestinian fighter, leader of the revolt against Rome (66-70). He was born in Giscala. He conducted retaliatory raids against the Syrians after they had destroyed his native city. In 66 when Josephus arrived as commander in Galilee, a controversy arose between the two military leaders: John suspected Josephus of disloyalty and advocated his removal. After Galilee was conquered by Vespasian, John fled to Jerusalem. He took control of the Temple from the Zealots, who subsequently fought under his command during Titus' siege. He was later captured by the Romans, sentenced to life imprisonment, and died in a Roman prison.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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