Note 049
From Chapter 50 of the Decline & Fall

In the second century, Maximus of Tyre attributes to the Arabs the worship of a stone,—
Ancient Greek
(Dissert. viii. tom. i. p. 142, edit. Reiske;) and the reproach is furiously reechoed by the Christians (Clemens Alex. in Protreptico, p. 40. Arnobius contra Gentes, l. vi. p. 246). Yet these stones were no other than the Ancient Greekof Syria and Greece, so renowned in sacred and profane antiquity, (Euseb. Praep. Evangel. l. i. p. 37. Marsham, Canon. Chron. p. 54 - 56.)

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