595 Clearchus’ comment suggests that “ Syria” is well-known to his readers, but “ Judea” less so. His understanding of the label “Judean” seems to be primarily geographical and ethnic: they are natives of a land called “ Judea” (cf. Introduction, § 9 on Josephus’ understanding of the label). But at the same time, in a confusion of categories, the label depicts a class of philosophers among the Syrians: cf. Theophrastus’ depiction of Judeans as φιλόσοφοι τὸ γένος ( apud Porphyry, Abst. 2.26).