Constantine Exempts Jewish Priests and Synagogue Leaders From Physical Public Service Hot

Constantine Exempts Jewish Priests and Synagogue Leaders From Physical Public Service

Constantine the Great: In Hoc Signo Vinces

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Constantine the Great declares that Jewish priests and synagogue leaders are now exempt from physical compulsory public service.

Constantine's decree states:

"We command that priests, rulers of the synagogues, fathers of the synagogues, and all others who serve the synagogues will be freed from any compulsory public service of a corporal nature." [CTh 16.8.4]

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