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Gallus Revolt
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[German Version]

A Jewish uprising in 351 ce under Gallus Caesar (Caesar of the East under Constantius II, from 351–354) that allegedly broke out in Sepphoris and spread throughout the whole of Galilee and the coastal regions. According to the principal Latin sources (Aurelius Victor, De Caesaribus 49.9–12), its leader was an otherwise unknown Patricius. Since the important Jewish manufacturing centers of Tiberias and Lod/Diospolis were involved, the causes of the uprising have been suspected in the edicts of Constantius against the keeping…

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Schäfer, Peter, “Gallus Revolt”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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