May 22, 506

Decree from the Roman Law of the Visigoths issued by Alaric II [Present-day France]: “[Section 16:2:1 decreed] We punish the crime of Christians passing over to altars and temples by abrogating their power to bequeath in testament. Also, those who despised the dignity of the Christian religion and name and polluted themselves with the Jewish contagions should be punished for their disgraceful acts. Given on the twelfth day before the calends of June at Padua…”
Linder, Amnon: “The Jews in the Legal Sources of the Early Middle Ages.” Page 224 ADD PAGE # ADD RESEARCHER/DATE