592 “Judean by descent” translates τὸ γένος ?Ιουδαῖος (see above note to “ancestry” and Cohen 1994); cf. parallel phrases in 1.73, 129, 164, etc. On what was then understood by the geographical term “ Coele-Syria” see Stern 1.14. What follows indicates that Judeans are only interesting for Clearchus inasmuch as they can be depicted as “philosophers,” that is, within a Greek framework of cultural analysis.