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Rabbi Bar-Cochba

in the reign of the Emperor Hadrian, made the Jews believe that he was the Messiah, because he had the art of breathing fire. (Beckmann: History of Inventions.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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