Samuel Purchas.

Purchas his pilgrimage : or Relations of the world and the religions observed in all ages and places discovered, from the creation unto this present. In foure parts. This first containeth a theologicall and geographical historie of Asia, Africa, and America, with the ilands adiacent. Declaring the a online

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therein written in his £'?K<'^"af.-j/;»», as before is laid; which they bcginne vcryreligi-
oufly after their manner. In the name o^lah the God of JfraeL There is none like to
lah our God. One leheita, God of Gods, Lord of Lords, a great God,(lrong and ter-
rible. There is none like to the God /c/f^flw», the God oi y^.braham , ff^ac , LtcoI>,
Jofeph, and our Lord (JMofes, Eleaz^ay, and PhineM. Hec confirroe vnto you the blcf-
ling of our Lord Alofes. hho</.a God ofour Fathers adde vnto you, as many as ycc arc,
a thoufand times and bicfle you. This infcription the great Synagogue of Garizim al-
v\aies vfc. when they write to other Samaritan-Synagogues, the Kalendar of theycavc
following. They arc very ignorant of antiquities, and know none other but that they
came thither with Mofcs out of Egypfneithcr can they tell any thing ofthe old Kings^
or dch'ilion of the ten Tribes vnder leroboam. They lightly touch the names of Sa»,f.
fan, Samuel, D.:fiid, and others, in their Chroniclc.which they call the bookc oUofue.
PtoUmsHs Ln<rt conueyed Colonics of them into the Cities of Egypt, the reliques
whereof are thofc Samaritans which hauc a Synagogue in the great Citie Cairo: and
thcfcalfointhelland before mentioned. In rel'peftot the Mount Garizim the feat and
Sanduarieofthcirhohcs, the Samaritans calhhemfclucs fKen vohich bclongtothehhf.
fed Hill : and ftill,eucry yeare they in Egypt receiue ftom the great Sy node,
the type of tlic yearc following, two of which Saliger had Icenc , and hath cxprcffcd
one of them.
* Bfipb.lmcf. ThcSamaritans were diuidedalfo into diucrsfcfls, as J^//)Lt»/HT*rehearfcth;one
J J. whereof were called ^ 'Dof.theiiKs : if it be lawful! to reckon them Samaritans , which

a Dufuheans, acknowledged(as ff^/J^^w/^/acknowledgcth ofthem) thcRefurrcdion of the dead.
They abftame from fuch things as haue life : fomc of thffim from marriage attcrthcy
hauebecne before married, and fomc continue in Virgini tie. They obfcrue circtmci-
fion ai ^d the Sabbath : and they touch no man , but hold cucry man in abhominaticxn.
Report gocthalfo of their tarting and excrcifes. • ■ ••'■

They had name of DofuhcHs : who being a lew , and hauing well profited in their
law, but not rcceiuing promotion futable to his ambition) reuoltcd to the Samaritans,
and hatched this fed' anion "fl: them. And when afterwards in a fin^ularitie he had gone
afideinto a Caue, and there mewed vphimfclfe, and perfilkd in hypocrifie and fa-
-• ', •.-.1.'. •' ' ^'"Sj '^"^ there dyed (as the fame gocth) through his wilfull want of bread and water.
b 'Drtifje^, After a few daycs, fomcreforting to him found hisdeadbody crawling with wormes,
jdi.Li-6, and compaflcdwith flies. § Of tins name Dojitheas there were diners. ''Two ofthem

lined after the commingofChrift. One a lew, fonneof/?./^»»<j.', the other a Samari-
tan which end cuoured to pcrfwade his Counttimcnthathe was the Ch.lll which AIo~
c Ong.coit. y>i had prophecied of, as <: Or/^f wrcporteth, and faith : of him are the Dofnheiifism-
^''■'' r'^' L iTied. Another IS mentioned in ^/e^47^», who liued in the time of Chrift , the Difcipie
d ./rt.j//«. . ^^ S/imniai. And bcfoiechcfcwasanother2)o/?^!'/?/,the fonnealfoof /,?»w^/,ofwhoin
Q LiLnmedinu. 't >S faid in = Ilir.cdenu, that Scnachenh fcnt %. Doflha, to Samaria , to reach the Sania-
,. ' • " ritans tlielaW. This fecmethtobehe, whombeforeout of £p.'pA*?w//w wehauecajled
f fert.prefirip, ^/^/-^f^ the firft founder of the Samaritan hercfie. And foTV?T«ffi^»f faith of him; Do-
a:.ueif.hterd.i. ^,1,^;^^ (he Samaritan, was the firft that rciedted the Prophets, as not hauingfpoken by
the holy Ghort. The likete{iimonie//«eroiwrgiucjh,qfhim. His colleague and coin-
41) Vritf tn" P'^"'o" '^ faid to be ones' <'^//4, the fuppofed Author of the 5i;^Z'(e«j»/. In //«!»(r<^if»»gh6
i53. \sci\\tdSeb,tta,oxSebu'ta. I^ 'Z)tf,'7/^^e«/ alio tanght, that how and m what pofition of

h Ongjciirin. body hee was in the Sabbath morning, in the fame hee oughtto continue all that day,
«;'.4.f.i. ^,^ iclwut change of gcfture or place : that if he did fit , he fhould fit in the fame place all

daylong, and fo of lying or other habit of body. The Author of t\\is 'Do/ithraa Scft,
j ScjI- ElcMh. (properly iocallcdJliucd.asSc^f/Tfif?' thinkcth.aboutoratthcdeftruciionol thcTem-
Serarpn)i£i\ " ptg^ and could not be that firft Dlftai or "Dofthai. i;::);.. : ■ ■

J^'^'' ^" The Sebthiar.s^'- you haue heard, in 'Drufms opinion, haue their name of Sfbuia, the

com^zn\ono't'Dofih.ti,ienthy SennchertbyOxx^iihcrhY Efarbaddon-^ which if it be fo,

it feemcth this led is ancient, haply nothing differing from the other Samaritans,

1 tfi^kberAt ^j;,^^^«f«4,piakcth a dinercnce, ' but the caiife he allcdgcth , was the Icwes refufail of

:'j - ;-' their

Chap. 10. ASIA- The fecond 'Booh. 155^

their helpe at Icrufalcm, which was common to all the Samaritans. The difference he
allcageth is the tranfpofing of their Iblemnities (for that quarrcll betwixt them and the
Jevves) from the lewilli times, fo that they kept their Pafle-ouer in iAHgufl ( which
they made the beginning of their ycare) Pentecoft in Antumne , and that of Taberna-
cles, when the lewes kept their Pafle-ouer : neither mighr they facrifice in Gari/.in,
obfcruing fiich differing folemnitics. Sc.ihger " (whom I fhame not thusotten to =f scai cama
name, m relation oftheie things too intricate for mine ovvne, or for common wits to jfa'ru/r.i,.
finde) both in his Treatife againft Serarius r^^.i .and 2 i.and in his Canons Ifigog.l.-^. p.ig.zii.i\9.
diffenteth from Epfhamas : faying, that they diffcntcd not from the other Samaritans,
but that the name was a common name , which the lewcs afcribed to the Samaritans :
It fignifieth h^S'oixci.Ji^, treekjfs ■ which name they gaue them becaufe tlut eiiery
wecke betwcene the Pafle-ouer and Pentecofl , they obferucd that day ofthe weckc,
in which the computation ofthefiftiedayesbcganne, with as great folemnitic as the
feaft of Pentecofl it felfe. This day, from which the reckoning bcgannc, was called
J^uT^y, the fecond, becaufe it was the next day after the A/yma or Fcaft day. But the
Samaritans reckoned the fccond after the Sabbath, and fo in all that face of fiftie
daycs, kept the firit day ofthe weeke , that is, Sunday holy. Thus they kept fcucii
Pcntecorts in a yeare. And perhaps (he but conicfturethj as they had thcfe imaj^inarie
Pentccofts, fo they might at other times ofthe ycare haue fuch imaginaiic folcmnities
of other Feafts, From that word J'turifct. , the fecond day , and next to the Fealf of vn-
leauened bread , the Sabbaths, laith^yM/z^^r in the fame place, were called in order,
thedrdJ'iVTii^i'VfciTotmCCATty- the Iccond Sabbath after that day , J'(U7ifaJ ifli^^y , and
fo the reft : and thus he expoundeth thofe wordes of L>^,ke c. C.v.i. fecundo primum^
Sabbattim^ that is, the firlt Sabbath after that S'iVT.fa., or firj} day eft he fifth, which be-
ganne to bee reckoned the next day after Eafter till Pcntec ft. A place hitherto very
obfcure. fp/J^^/^/Mx doth number for Sam3ritaneie.''>s; The Efe»s, ^ ofwhichisbc- a Effcm,
fore fhewcd that they werelewes.and otherwife hercticall and idolatrous in refpeitof
their morning-deuotions to the Sunne,for which it feemeth they might not,, (ccrtaine
they did not) communicate with other lewes in the Temple and faciifices. Thefe per-
taine not to this place ; as not Samaritans. A fourth Samaiitanc led he acccunteth the
eorthent, ^ which differed fromthc reft, at leaft from the SebuUns^ in keeping their fo- b Cortbeni or
lemnities, Pafchall, Pentecoft, and of Tabernacles at the lewifh times, and obferucd Gorthaiem.'
butonedayholyraslikewifethe faftingday. The lewcs ftill obferttctheSabbaticall ^ u et I
yeare, and ib doc the Samaritans alJo , but not at the fame time ; for that which is the
fourth ofthe feucn with the Icwes, is the Sabbaticall ofthe Samaritans.

C H A p. X.

Tfje miferable dcflrit ction an A dijperfion ofthe Jewes^ from the time ofthe
dejoUtlon of their Citie and'Templeto this day.

c Dwf.jS. i8.

»He curfe threatned vnto tKis fuperftitious and rebellious Nstion, <^ ffisidr-
rcffe , blindHcfe^ afionifl>me«t of heart , to grope at iioone dayesAsthe
bUnde grapeth in darkeftejfe, tf be a'vonder , a prouerbc^ a^da common
talke amo-rig all people , among which they fhortld bee fcittered from one
end ofthe rvorld to the other , is this day fulfilled :» our ey^-^s , both in rc-
fped: of their Politie and Religwn , Gods iuft iudgeiticnt fealing that
their owne imprecation ^ his bloud be on vs, aud on o;tr cliddren , and purfuing them in :
all places of their dilperfion through the reuolutions of fo many ages. Odious are '^^'

they^not to the Chriftians alone, but to the Heathen people that knownot God ;« nor ^ pnitl
will the Turkcrecciue a lew into the fellow fliip of their Mahumetanefuperftition, ex- c.iS. * " '
cept he hath paffedfirft from his ludaifme through thepurgation of a Chiiftian pro- Sidulph.lctter.
feflion, vnto that their no leffe ridiculous and niifcrabledcuotion. ^ CJodtheyp/eafe^ot f w^/- ^
(fairh P Av l) <<«^ ^re cow/r^r/f ^'«ro <t//»2fw. This their wretchedncfle although it ' • ' 1
fccmcdtobeginne, v\'henH'<rro,;/ca ftrangcrfcifed their ftatc, yetwas that infinitely



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more then rcconipcnccd,whcn their Mcfliah,fo long before prnphcfied and expcfted,
cawe am-sfir hts ownejhut his ovene recehieihim not : yea^ they crucifitd the Lord of glorje.
But eucn then alio did not the long-fufFcring God reicd thcm,Chiift praicd for'them,
the ApofUcs preached to them rerriiiTion of this and all their finnes , till that ( as Pawl
chargcth them) they ^ putting thefe things from, and ridging themfelties vnrforthit ofe-
ternall life, God rcmoUfdthis golden ca»dleJ}ick^iiOTT. amongft them to the Gentiles
anAlet out hisVineytirdto other hufb.^.ndmen. Famine, fword, and pefcilencc at once
afiayled them. (And what fliall not aflaile , what will not preuailc againfl the enemies
of God > ) lerufalem, fomctimes the glorie of Earth, the type ofHcauen , the Citie of
the great Kirig , and Mother- citie of the lewifl-iKingdome, frointhis incomparable
height, receiued as irrccoucrablc a fall, beficgedandfackedby 7"/?«/, and yet more
violently tortured with inward convulfions, and euill gripe-;, then by outward difeafe,
or forraine hoftilitic. lofe^hm and Jofippm f haue handled the fame at largc,both which
can acquaint the £«^////; Reader with the particulars. Befides many thoufands by Fe-
j^/»y5k;? and the Romans flainc in other places of !udca, lerufalem the holy Citie was
made a prifon., ilaughter-houfe, and grauc of her owne people, Fnft had diuinc mcr-
cie g by Oracle lemoucd the Chriftians to PcUa out ot the danger, that without any
impedimcntthefloud-gatcs of vengeance might bee fet wide open for Defolations
black-guard to enter. Here might you fee theikong wails fliaking and falling, with
thcpulliesofthcyronramme; there the Romans bathmgtheirfwordsinlcwiflien-
trailes ; hcrcihe feditious Captaines difagrecing in mutuall quarrcls.,written in bloud;
there agreeing in robbing ^nd burning the Ciiie,and in flaughter of the Citizens : here
hunger painted with pale colours in the ghaftly countenances of the (krucd inhabi-
tants; there, dyed in red with the bloud ot their deareft children, which the tyrannie
of famine forceth to re-enter into thetendereR-hcarted mothers wombc, fomctimc
the place of Conception, now ot buriall : Euery where the eye is entertayned with dif-
fering fpe6lacles of diuerfificd Deaths, the Eare with cries of the infiilting Souldier, of
the famifhed children , of men and women eucn now feeling the tormenting or mur-
theringhand of the feditious: the fcnt rccciueth infcdious plague and contagion from
thofe humane bodies, with inhumanitie butchered, whom no humanitie burycd : the
tafte is left a meere and idle facukie, faue that it alway tafteth the more diftaftefull poi-
fon of not-tafting and cmptincffc: what then did they fee]e,or what did they not f ecle?
where all fenfcs ieemed to be referucd that they might haiie fenfe ofpuniflimcntPwherc
all outward, inward, publike,priuate, bodily , ghoflly plagues were fo rcadie execu-
tioners of the Diuine Icntencc. The continuall facrificc fiift ceafed for want of Piiefts
ofthe laft courfe, to whom in order it had dcfccnded ; after, for want of a Temple be-
fore polluted with Ethnickfacrificcs, andmiirthcrsof the Pricftsand Sruldlcrs, and
lafllyruined, thcfacrcdVcflels thereof being carried to Rome for ornaments of ihe
Temple ol Peace, which VelfaJiuM had there ^ ereded.

Ekucn hundred thoufands are numbrcd of them which perilliedin this denru(5lion:
The remnant that efcopcd the Roman fword, for the moftparr, penfliod after in wars,
or killed theml"elues,or were referued either for lolcmnitie or triumph, or (ifthey were
vndcr feuenteene yeares of age) fold vnto pcrpetuall flaueric, ' ^ycco. of thefe IcwilK
flaues were numbrcd: Gal.ittnn^ ^ accounteth 200C00. And that the hand of G o n
Plight be the more manifcft, they which at their Pafle-ouer-feaft had crucified the foil
ofGod, areatthe fame time gathered together in lerufalem, as to a common prifqii-
houfeofthatwholeNation : and they , whichhadboughtChnft of theTraitour//*-
doi for thirtiepeecesof fikicr , were foldthirtieof them for one peecc. CjalattKUs tcls
of two falfeProphets, whom, fe»»?w/>i'^>»/^«>cw«f«<*w7i!',thcy receiued for their Mcl-
fias,hauingbcfoTerefufedlEsvs that came in hu Fnthersna-^eihoth thefe were cal-
led 'B(?» or 5;«?t/?o^,z, that is, the fonnc of lying. Theonc,not long after the Pa fli on
ofChrift, (if thelewesbcnotthcy^«w^of /^-/^^vvhich writcit) the other in the time
oi Adrian Rabhi AkjbA, (famous for his wifcdomc , for his 14000. Difciples , and for
his long life) receiued both in their fuccecding ages : and interpreted to the titfl, that
. place of '" Haggai , / willj]:ahe the heattens, &c. But afterward they flew liim as the
Tl«/(W«<^Vvitnefireth, which alfoaffirmeih"that77rwenio^ncd the lewes, which hee


G H A p . 10. ASIA. Ihefecond "Booh, 1 5;^

■ fuft'e red to remaine, that from thence they mould no more obfer.uc Sabbath?, nor ab-
flainc from menrtiuous women, ■ .

Fortie eight yeares after the dcftruition of leriifalem the Tewes made the Citic Bit-
;*r*tobetheirchicfeCitie, and rebelled by the perfwafion of !Sf»ccc/'.!^ (foheccal- » Scthoron,
ledhimfelfe) that isjthcfonneof theStarre. Of him ///frow^tcftifieth, that hechad ukronadunf.
a iuggling trick to kindle ftraw in his mouth and brekthcitforthas if he had Jpitfire, Rufjin.Li.c.j,
■Ofhim did '3^ ^/^/^<? (which had becne Armour-bearer to the former) interpret » that ^i ,j,
■^rofi\\ec\eai BalaampSljtm.ri. There f^all arife a fturre of Jacob. Adri.tK then Em- jol.l.raanuh.
perour befieged them in Bitter (where ifyou bclecue the lewilh ^ fables) were Sccco. ,
whichfoundedTrumpets, eucry oneof them Captained ofmanyBands, which helped rctflihrabb' '
■IBarhcof;.'., (fo they called him arter)that is, the fonne oflying,\vho had 2ccoco. Sonl-
,diers, which to tcftifie their loijc and valour had cut off cuery man a finger from his
haiid, Afterthrceycares aiid(ixemoneths,theCitievvastaken,and<^this theirMelTias c I'd-.Ecba
flaine,together with fuch multitudes that thebloud reached to the horfes mouthcs,3nd rdbetbi.
carry eddowne great ftreamcs with theflrearhc thereof, running to theSeafoure miles
from Bitter. And iy4drian had a Vineyard eighteen miles fquare , which hce hedged
with thofeflaine carkaffes, as high as a man can reach (a reacher I thinke.) There w cr<i
twoRiuers'i in the Region of lerico, andthe third part of them by eftimaticn of the d tib.Ma^i'
.Wife-men was the bloud of the flainc : and feucn yeares together did the people of the 'hethChitttn,
.Gentiles fatten and hearten their Vines, only with the bloud of the levves. Adrian flue
alfo at Alexandria in Egypt, feuen hundred thoufand lewcs,

X);o« A/'/rfw; (a more credible Author) 3ffirmeththat^i^?-w»fcnt5'f«?r?«againft c D'm.Nic/ii.
the lewes, who in regard of their multitudes would not trie it with their ioynt forces ^drianus.
in fetbattell, butt iking his occalions and belt oportunitic, proceeded more flowly
and more furcly : tookc fifcicof their fortified Callles/afcd nine hundred and fourfcorc
of their bcft Towncs, flue at fundrie times y 80000, cf their men,befides innumerable
multitudes . w hich peri/lied of famine, ficknefTe.and fire,thefe gleanings being grcate^
then the other haruelK Salomons Sepulchre by falling downe had fore-fignified this
their do wne-fajl : and Hyarna's and Wolucs prodigioufly entering their Cities,fcemed
to howle their Funerallobfequies, All lud^ea was left almoftdefolatc. f Eufchiusoxii { Eufch.kill.
oi^rijion Pf&w/addeth, that v^<^rw« prohibited the lewes by an Edi(5lto come near r.cdef.l,e„c 6.
to lerufalcm, or once frorn any high place to looke towards the famc,or the region ad' NrccphJ.^.i^,
ioyning, Neucr did Tslabuchodonofor g or Titus fo afflii^ the Icwes as Adrian did.J^rZ-i Ccef.Baron .anal,
mantice>jfis{mh, there was a decree made at Rome that no lew fliouldeucr enter Cy. ^ s f^e'^i^'-
prus, where the rebellion began, and that Adrian dcftrdyed twice as rhany leWes , as chafm.
had come out of Egypt with Mofes. We haiie alreadic Hiewcd how he deflroyed this
Citie,andbuiltancw (thcprcfentlerufalem) called of his owne name t./£//^. Hec
made Swine ouer the Gates of this new Citie, which Images were inoft faithfull Por-
ters to prohibite the lewes (faithfully fuperftitious in their faithleffc fupeiftitions)
to enter. And ashehadcrcdledaTemple to lupiter, in, ornearctheplace where the
Temple hsd flood, fo (to afHidt the Chriftians alio) hee built anotherTemple of
Jupiter in Golgatha, and oiVetitts at Bethlcem, which continued till the timeof Cff«-
Jlantiue. The C.hriftian lewes gained by this lofle : for when as they might hot come
to lerufalcm, they afterwards relinquiflied their wonted lewifh ceremonies. This
■was the end of Banh(Jb.x, And fuch is the end of all which fight a gainf^ God and their
Soueraigne, their arrowes w hich they fhoote againft the clouds fall down vpoh thcm-
felues : he proues a falling flarre, which being but a grofer elcmcntaric exhalation , is
cleuatedby hisowneafpiringcourfe (nottothe firmament) but to feme higher Re-
gion of the aire, where it fhineth with the fire which burnes it, and itioueth with
iomt fhort glaunce, till with feife ruinc it returneth (whence it had beginning) to the

Thus haucwccfcenc the TewcibaniflTed their Countric (about the yeare ii,^-) a-
greeing to which their niiferable cftatc was that order of Men, mentioned by ^Scali- h lofScalB'
ger called &^lj,a^o\, Aio-.'.mtrs , Heraclttm his Heires , which fpcnt their time in wee- le»ch.7ribe:;
ping, andintendednothingbutLamentacionf6rthcE)efola:iou of iheirSandluaric, ^^''•^'^l'

P Theli?

1 5 S Th miferahk difperjion of the UiPes^i^c, C h a p . / o,

Thefcbaucbecncamongthelewes (faith hcc) euerfincethisdeftru<5lion , and were
once a ycarc, on the ninth day of the m oneth Ab , allowed entrance into lerulalem by uidrians Edift. But then alfo, faith S'. Hterome, thejr are forced to pay for it, that they
Siifh.c.1. which fomctime bought the bloud of Chrift, now muft buy their owne tcarcs. There

may you fee (faith he) on that day whereon Icrufalem was taken by the Romans, de-
crepit women, and old ragged men (auku pamif^ obfitos) and many wretched peo-
ple (but pittied of none) with blubbered checkes, black arnies,diflieuelled haire,how-
ling, and lamenting, for the ruines of their San>ftuarie , in their bodies and habite bea-
ring and wearing the markes of diuine vengeance : of whom the Souldier exafteth his
fee alfo,forlibertie of further weeping. It is written in an ancient lournall of Bur-
m jt-inerxmm ^^^"*> * ^'"^ "°' ^'"'^ ^'■°"' the Images there is a ftone beared through , to which the
SurdegaU Icwes come yearely, and annoint it, lamenting gricuoufly,and renting then: garments,

a Bemamiit Tit' and then depart. "Beni.tmm » (an Hebrew Author) relateth,that one and twentie daics
delm^i v:in(ii- journey from Kupha through the wilderneflc, heetrauelled to the Region of Scba
Kihy Ar.Mont. v\heredwelledlcwes, called the children of Rechab or men of Theima , which oaue
tithes to the Difciples ofthe wife, who continually apphcd themfelues to learnincr and
to Sermons, alway fitting in the Schoole, and to the humhleci Ifraeiites, and deuout
perfons, which lament Sion, and bcwailc Icrufalem. Thefc dwell in Caues , or in rui-
ned houfes, faflingall the daycs of their life, except on the Sabbaths and Feftiuals, be.
feechjngmcrcie continually at the hands of God, touching the baniHiment and de-
portntionoflfrael : they ncucreateficfli nor drinkc wine. The fame alfo doe all the
lewes of the Countrie Theima and of Talmaaspray : all which goe with rent clothes,
and fad Ibrtiedayes for the le Willi captiuitic. And fo let them mourne which refufc
c Lue.i,ii, ' ^^^ glad tidings of great toy to all feofle , that vnto vs is borne I E s v $ <t Sauiottr^
rvhich is Chrijl the Lord.

But yet what rockic heart can but mourne with them, and for them, thus made
fpedades to the World of bodily and fpirituallmiferic , which both in thefe times
mentioned, and (before) inthctimeof Tr^ww, andinallagesfince, hathpurfued
them in all places of their habitation , if that name may bee giuen to this World-wan-
i SufibMx.x. dring and Vagabond-people ? In the time oiTraian , i Adrians ^redeceRow , the
Icwes had rebelled in Egypt, and Cyrene , where they committed much outrage and
mil'chiefe , vnder one Lukf their Captainc , againft whom the Emperour fcnt CMar.
tiy.s Turbo, who defioycd many thoufands of them ; and fearing that the lewes in Me-
fopotamia would doe the like, commanded Lucius £>Mietns to deftroy them vtterly ;
in recompence of which feruice, executed to his minde, he made him Prcfidcnt of lu-
e Vtm.ti.TrA' daea. 2)w«' faith, That the Captayne ofthe lewes was named e^Wrw, and that they
ianus. flue many Gicekes and Romans, did eate their flelh , girt themfelues with their guts,

were imbrewed with their bloud, and clothed with their skinnes; manythey fawed
afunder, from the crowne downewards , many they caft to the Bcarts , and many
were found to kill one an other with mutuall combats, fo that two hundred and
,.^ _ twentie thoufand perfons pcrifhcd by this vnfpeakeablecrueltie. In Egypt and Cy-
prus, vndcr their Captaine^rrf«»;on they deftroycd two hundred and fortic thou-
fand. They were fubdued by Tr<»/^»/ Captaynes, fpecially by Lucius : and it was
madeacapitallcrimeforalew (although forced by tcirpcft) to let foore inCyprus.
Africa was repeoplcd (whercthey had deftroyed) with new Colonies. Nomaruellif
the Romans ( thusprouoked) both in the time oiTraian and Hadrian dc^xoyed(o
many thoufands of them. Julian afterwards gaue them leaue to returne into their
f Gret Nat' Countrie, and rebuild their Temple,mcre for hatred of the Chriftian$,then for louc to
Ora'.X(.oni' t^^'"^ Nation : whofe wickednefle and anfwcrable fucccffe herein is plainely deeded
Mian, anddctcfted by GregorieT^z.ianz.eKe , f and other Fathers, as g wee before haue

g C^H'S' related.

To 3d Je further of their bodily confufions , and the illuficms of their bewitched

,nimdcs:'l{icepborus mentioneth a Pfeudo- Mefes of the Icwcs in the fitrs of Arabia

delhoicd by ttie forces ofthe Empire.together v\ith his Complices in a like rcbcilion.

b SocyJ.7.c.i7 Socrates ^ defcribeth a further madncflc of theirs (for true is that faying at' Saint Ptu/,


Chap. 10. ASIA*


That they which will not heUeue the Truth , are giucn oner to firong delupons to heteeue
lies.) In the lleofCrcctcwas * a falfe Prophet , that affirmed himfelfe to bee Afa/?/,
which led the Ifraclites through the red Sea,and to be fcnt from heaucn to thofc lewes
to condu6t them through the Red Sea, into the continent of the Holy Laiido This hee
perfwaded them for the fpace of a whole ycare , going from Cicie to Citie : and at laft
induced themtolcaue thcirrichcstothcmthatwould takethem , and to follow liim :
at a day appointed he went afore them vnto a Promontoric of the Sea , and there bids

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