Leader of the Idumcans. Simon b. Giora undertook several expeditions into the territory of the Idumeans to requisition provisions for his people. The ldumeans, after their complaints in Jerusalem had not brought assistance, formed a band of volunteers numbering 20,000 men, who from that time acted as wildly and mercilessly as did the Sicarians. Their leaders were Johannes and Jacob b. Sosa, Simon b. Kathla, and Phinehas ben Clusoth (Josephus, "B. J." iv. 4, § 2).

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