He was the progenitor of the Ituraeans, who were known to the Greeks as the Itouraioi (Ἰτουραῖοι). The Ituraeans are mentioned in the works of Cassius Dio, Josephus, Pliny, Strabo and others; and they were known to the Roman authorities as a notorious tribe of robbers. The Ituraeans disappeared as a distinct group in the 7th century AD however, some believe that the modern Druze are the descendants of the Ituraeans. The Druze perpetrated a massacre of Lebanese Christians in 1860 AD.
- In Search of ... the Origin of Nations by C.M. White. History Research Projects 2003.