Marcellus (governor)

Marcellus: Roman governor of Judaea (36/37 CE).

Flavius Josephus, the Roman governor of Judaea, Pontius Pilate, was in 36 or 37 dismissed by the governor of Syria, Lucius Vitellius, and replaced by one of his friends, a man named Marcellus. Josephus uses the word epimeletes, which is uncommon, and we are not certain whether Marcellus really had the powers of a prefect, or was merely a caretaker. Anyhow, in 37, he was replaced by Marullus.

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