Now this Marcus Galerius was a brutish man who ruled harshly over all men, whether
Jew or Gentile; for there had dwelt aforetime in the regions of Gischala, Barak Bar
Annas, a bandit of great renown.
And Galerius, hearing of his great plundering, did capture him and all his men. And
he crucified every man among them, and taking their wives and children, he slew them
before the eyes of the crucified. By such harshness did Galerius make peaceful the
regions round about.
Summary: Barak Bar Annas was a famous bandit from the regions of upper Galilee,
whose inclusion in scripture portrays the brutal nature in which Marcus Galarius
kept the peace in the regions of Israel.