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Headword: Ἰούδας
Adler number: iota,429
Translated headword: Judah, Judas
Vetting Status: high
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.
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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