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Headword: Ἰούδας
Adler number: iota,429
Translated headword: Judah, Judas
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
and [Ἰουδαῖος ] Jew.
Concerning the Jews, the historian Damocritus says that they used to worship the golden head of an ass, and every three years they hunted and attacked a stranger. They tore his flesh into thin strips and in this manner they killed him.[1]
Greek Original:
Ἰούδας καὶ Ἰουδαῖος. ὅτι Δαμόκριτος ἱστορικὸς περὶ Ἰουδαίων φησί: χρυσῆν ὄνου κεφαλὴν προσεκύνουν καὶ κατὰ τριετίαν ξένον ἀγρεύοντες προσέφερον καὶ κατὰ λεπτὰ τὰς σάρκας διέξαινον καὶ οὕτως ἀνῄρουν.
Notes:
For the primary headword cf. under alpha 2693 (Judas Maccabaeus), and pi 272 (Judah the son of Jacob and Leah).
[1] cf. delta 49, where the interval is seven years.
Keywords: biography; chronology; ethics; geography; historiography; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Kristen Bentley on 23 April 2004@09:07:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation, added cross-reference and keywords) on 23 April 2004@19:32:01.
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented notes) on 25 April 2004@05:07:00.
David Whitehead (modified keywords) on 25 April 2004@09:23:07.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 13 January 2013@05:55:59.

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