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SMITH: JUDAS OF GALILEE
ISBE: JUDAS OF GALILEE
Judas Barsabbas | Judas Iscariot | Judas Iscariot, Gospel Of | Judas Maccabaeus | Judas Of Damascus | Judas Of Galilee | Judas Of James | Judas, Juda | Judas, Not Iscariot | Judas, The Lord'S Brother | Judas, The Lords Brother

Judas Of Galilee

JUDAS OF GALILEE [SMITH]

the leader of a popular revolt "in the days of the taxing" (i.e. the census, under the prefecture of P. Sulp. Quirinus, A.D. 6, A.U.C. 759), referred to by Gamaliel in his speech before the Sanhedrin. (Acts 5:37) According to Josephus, Judas was a Gaulonite of the city of Gamala, probably taking his name of Galilean from his insurrection having had its rise in Galilee. The Gaulonites, as his followers were called, may be regarded as the doctrinal ancestors of the Zealots and Sicarii of later days.

JUDAS OF GALILEE [ISBE]

JUDAS OF GALILEE - (ho Galilaios): Mentioned in Acts 5:37 as the leader of an insurrection occasioned by the census of Quirinius in 7 AD (see QUIRINIUS). He, and those who obeyed him, it is said, perished in that revolt. Josephus also repeatedly mentions Judas by this same name, "the Galilean," and speaks of his revolt (Ant., XVIII, i, 6; XX, v, 2; BJ, II, viii, 1; xviii, 8; VII, viii, 1), but in Ant, XVIII, i, names him a Gaulonite, of the city of Gamala. As Gamala was in Gaulonitis, not far from the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee, it may be regarded as belonging to that province. The party of Judas seems to have been identified with the Zealots.

James Oar




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