>judaizer is one of
the patristic names for millennialists (since the jews,
>being so literal minded, had this quaint and quite subversive notion
>the messianic era wd be on earth).
Could you cite a text source for this usage of
it's fairly common. jerome uses it alot. leon gry was
an early writer to point out the phenomenon (Le millenarisme,
Paris 1904). in a text from the tenth cn, the bishop of Auxerre
refers to those who interpret the hungarian invasions as a fulfillment of
the prophecies of Revelation as "judaizantes".
R.B.C. Huygens, "Un témoin" [n.11], p.231, lines 94-106; letter
from the bishop of Auxerre to the bishop of Verdun (commentary by
Huygens, p.236f). Dated variously early tenth century, or, according to
Huygens, to second half of the tenth ("Un témoin de la crainte de
l'an 1000: La lettre sur les Hongrois," Latomus, 15 (1956), 224-38);
considered the background of Adso's treatise).