QUIRINIUS, P. SULPICIUS:
Roman governor of Syria about 6
The assessment caused great dissatisfaction among the Jews (ib.), and open revolt was prevented only by the efforts of the high priest Joazar (ib. 2, § 1). The levying of this assessment resulted, moreover, in the revolt of Judas the Galilean and in the formation of the party of the Zealots (Josephus, "B. J." vii. 8, § 1; Lucas, in Acts v. 37). Josephus mentions the assessment in another passage also ("Ant." xx. 5, § 2).
- The literature is given in Schürer, Gesch. 3d ed., i. 508-543, the following works being especially important:
- T. Mommsen, Res Gestœ Divi Augusti, 1st ed., p. 121 (2d ed., pp. 175 et seq.);
- Keim, Gesch. Jesu, 3d ed., pp. 101 et seq., Zurich, 1873;
- Strauss, Das Leben Jesu, 11th ed., i. 57, ii. 24, Bonn, 1895;
- Edersheim, Life of Jesus the Messiah, i. 182, London 1883;
- Haverfield, in The Classical Review, 1900.