51. "These idols [even] the Israelites…associated with the worship of Jehovah” — by way of later syncretism! “The male qedêshîm [or ‘sodomites’] had emasculated themselves in religious frenzy, in honor of the Canaanitish goddess of nature — and were called ‘Galli’ by the Romans. (Cf. the Archigallus, alias Attis the high priest of the Greeks’ Cybele or the great mother-goddess.)
52. "They [the male qedêshîm] were Canaanites who had found their way into the land of Judah, when idolatry gained the upper hand…. They appear here as ‘strangers’ among the Israelites — and travelled about in all directions, begging for the Syrian goddess…. Even in the time of Augustine [A.D. 400], they went about asking for alms in the streets of Carthage, as a remnant of the Phoenician worship."6 For Augustine’s Carthage, like Phrygia, was a colony of Phoenicia.