Oct. 18, 339

Law issued by Constantine I [Present-day Italy]: “We wish to make clear to the Jewish elders and patriarchs that if, after the enactment of this law, anyone attempts by stoning or other type of madness (which we know is being done at this time), to reconvert a person who has given up the baleful sect of Judaism and has joined the cult of God, forthwith he and his accomplices are to be given to the flames and burned. Furthermore if anyone of the people has joined their evil sect and frequented their meeting places, he shall suffer his deserved penalty with them.” [Editor’s note: Author’s footnote dates this law in 339 as Theodosian Code 16.8.1]
“The Persecution of the Jews in the Roman Empire (300-428).” James Everett Seaver. 1952, Page 32; Accessed online 8/2/2011 ADD RESEARCHER/DATE