In this and other matters there was talk of an appeal from the pope to a church council.
On the baptized Jews, too, the Basle church council bestowed special attention.
These two brethren were the joint authors of the history, and in their capacity as church council gave it ecumenical authority.
The church council at Bziers was the first to pay special attention to the question of Jews' practising the medicinal art.
If the Bible were the word of God it would not have required the deliberations of a church council to determine the fact.