Men armed with daggers (Acts 21:38), led by an Egyptian, threatened Jerusalem in 54 CE according to the historian Josephus [[➝ Josephus, Flavius]]. The rebellion was put down, but the leader escaped. The term ‘assassin’ was used of Jewish nationalists (Zealots).

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