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Under Roman Emperor Caius, Jews and Greek became enemies of each other - 19
I HAVE GOT THE FULL BOOK OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY BY EUSEBIUS:- http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf201.iii.vii.v.html PLEASE STUDY THIS AND IF YOU FIND SOME THING INTERESTING THAT I HAVE NOT DEALT WITH, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. EUSEBIUS SEEMS TO BE HONEST BUT AROUND 325A.D., PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SPIRITUALLY BLINDED AS YOU WILL FIND IN HIS NARRATION. BY THAT TIME THEY HAVE DECLARED CHRIST AND NOT JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS THAT IS NON-SENSE AS CHRIST STAND FOR HIS WORD THAT TOOK THE FLESH IN THE NAME OF JESUS. JESUS DIED AND NOT CHRIST. EUSEBIUS WAS PRESENT WHEN THEY FORMULATED THE NICENE CREED THAT MAKES NO SENSE. I WILL MAKE CORRECTIONS AND PUT HIS TEXT MARKING IT IS CORRUPTED.
CHAPTER IV.â€”After the Death of Tiberius, Caius appointed Agrippa King of the Jews, having punished Herod with Perpetual Exile.
1. TIBERIUS died, after having reigned about twenty-two years,292292 From Aug. 29, A.D. 14, to March 16, A.D. 37. and Caius succeeded him in the empire.293293 Caius ruled from the death of Tiberius until Jan. 24, A.D. 41. He immediately gave the government of the Jews to Agrippa,294294 Herod Agrippa I. He was a son of Aristobulus, and a grandson of Herod the Great. making him king over the tetrarchies of Philip and of Lysanias; in addition to which he bestowed upon him, not long afterward, the tetrarchy of Herod, having punished Herod (the one under whom the Saviour suffered296 and his wife Herodias with perpetual exile297297 He was banished in A.D. 39 to Lugdunum in Gaul (according to Josephus, Ant. XVIII. 7. 2; or to Spain, according to his B. J. II. 9. 6), and died in Spain (according to B. J. II. 9. 6). on account of numerous crimes. Josephus is a witness to these facts.
2. Under this emperor, Philo299299 Philo was an Alexandrian Jew of high family, who was born probably about 2010 B.C. became known; 108a man most celebrated not only among many of our own, but also among many scholars without the Church. He was a Hebrew by birth, but was inferior to none of those who held high dignities in Alexandria. How exceedingly he labored in the Scriptures and in the studies of his nation is plain to all from the work which he has done. How familiar he was with philosophy and with the liberal studies of foreign nations, it is not necessary to say, since he is reported to have surpassed all his contemporaries in the study of Platonic and Pythagorean philosophy, to which he particularly devoted his attention.300300 Philo was thoroughly acquainted with Greek literature in all its departments, and shows great familiarity with it in his works.
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CHAPTER V.â€”Philos Embassy to Caius in Behalf of the Jews.
1. PHILO has given us an account, in five books, of the misfortunes of the Jews under Caius. He recounts at the same time the madness of Caius: how he called himself a god, and performed as emperor innumerable acts of tyranny; and he describes further the miseries of the Jews under him, and gives a report of the embassy upon which he himself was sent to Rome in behalf of his fellow-countrymen in Alexandria;302302 The occasion of this embassy was a terrible disturbance which had arisen between the Jews and Greeks in Alexandria, and had continued with occasional interruptions for more than a year. Much blood had been shed, and affairs were becoming constantly worse. All efforts to secure peace utterly failed, and finally, in 40 A.D., the Greeks dispatched an embassy to the emperor, hoping to secure from him an edict for the extermination of the Jews. The Jews, on their side, followed the example of the Greeks, sending an embassy for their own defense, with Philo at its head. The result was as Eusebius relates, and the Jews were left in a worse condition than before, from which, however, they were speedily relieved by the death of Caius. Claudius, who succeeded Caius, restored to them for a time religious freedom and all the rights which they had hitherto enjoyed. how when he appeared before Caius in behalf of the laws of his fathers he received nothing but laughter and ridicule, and almost incurred the risk of his life.
2. Josephus also makes mention of these things in the eighteenth book of his Antiquities, in the following words: A sedition having arisen in Alexandria between the Jews that dwell there and the Greeks,304304 This sedition, mentioned above, began in 38 A.D., soon after the accession of Caius. three deputies were chosen from each faction and went to Caius.