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Christs, False.

Those who make the false claim of being the promised Christ. Jesus prophesied that deceivers of that kind would appear (Mt 24:5, 23–28; Mk 13:22). Men of this nature before the destruction of Jerusalem were possibly Simon* Magus, Theudas, mentioned in Josephus as causing trouble in the days of gov. Fadus (Antiquities, XX, 5, 1), the Egyptian mentioned Acts 21:38, and Dositheus and Menander, whose names are reported by somewhat later writers. In the 2d c. appeared Bar Cocheba, a leader of the Jews in the disastrous insurrection of 132–135. See also Simon Magus.

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