Eusebius on Bar Kochba

Simon ben Kosiba, surnamed Simon bar Kochba ("son of the star") was a Jewish Messiah. Between 132 and 135, he was the leader of the last resistance against the Romans. After the end of the disastrous rebellion, the rabbis called him "Bar Koziba", which means "son of the lie".

A brief reference can be found in the Demonstration of the Gospel by Eusebius.


Eusebius, Demonstratio Evangelica

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