On Galilleans Defined
- This excerpt from a post to Orion may help the list understand
how `Galilean' was used into 2nd C. CE...
[Quote, from Bob Kraft]
On "Galileans" = the fourth philosophy (Zealots), that is a standard
identification (see Simon 87). Alternately, since Julian "the Apostate"
later uses "Galilean" as a general term for Christians, it may also
reflect that sort of usage in an earlier period in Jewish circles. Simon
also notes that one of the Bar Kochba letters mentions "the Galileans."
From references to Marcel Simon - I haven't been following the string...
Anyway, it's a point to begin digging if you're interested.