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Canon 7 of the Council of Ancyra (314 CE) (ed. Mansi, vol. 2, p. 516): Christians who have attended pagan feasts require penance, even if they brought and ate their own food. This text was first brought to my attention by my student Ms. Susan Holman, although I now see that it was cited too by Rajak 255 n. 19 (following Baer). 41. 427; cf. John 12:20. Cf. too Menander Rhetor in Stern #446. See below. ) gentiles actually attended services. ) in part by a large number of gentiles titled "venerators of God" {theosebeis).

423. Modern scholars have deduced that Apollinopolis Magna (Edfu) too had a Jewish quarter, but there is no explicit ancient reference; see Corpus Papyrorum Judaicarum vol. 2 pp. 108-109. "^Trebilco, Asia Minor 78-80 with n. 101. "''But note the ambiguity in the Philonic passage just quoted. v. Antioch. The same conclusion emerges from Carl H. Kraeling, "The Jewish Community of Antioch," Journal of Biblical Literature 51 (1932) 130-160, at 140-145. "'For the archaeological evidence see the recent survey by L.

Anyone who denies idolatry acknowledges the entire Torah" is a widely repeated rabbinic statement. ""* Thus all those who observed Jewish laws (or who "deny idolatry," whatever that means e x a c t l y " ' ) could be called Jews and could be known as Jews, even if they were not Jews and even if they did not necessarily see themselves as Jews. Seneca the Elder reports that in his youth certain foreign rites were expelled from the city of Rome; Seneca is probably referring to Tiberius' expulsion in 19 CE of both the Jews and the adherents of the Egyptian god Isis.

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