Theudas (Thoo´duhs)

Tthe leader of a messianic movement in Judah. According to the Jewish historian Josephus, Theudas was killed by the Romans ca. 44 CE (Antiquities 20.97–98). Theudas is also mentioned in the NT (Acts 5:36-37), but he is there placed prior to another revolutionary, one Judas, who led his doomed rebellion about 6 CE.

Acts 5:36-37

36For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him; but he was killed, and all who followed him w ... View more

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