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Literacy in the Roman Empire and the Early Church

ONE SLAVE ALTERS THE THINKING OF SECULAR HISTORIANS WHICH BEGS THE QUESTION: WHAT ABOUT THE READING CULTURE OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY?

Omar ibn Said was a writer and Islamic scholar, born and educated in what is now Senegal in West Africa, who was enslaved and transported to the United States in 1807. There, while enslaved for the remainder of his life,... Continue Reading →

Were Jesus, the Apostles, and the Early Christians Illiterate, Uneducated?

In recent years, a number of scholars have suggested that Jesus could not read, and that in all likelihood none of his disciples could read either. They maintain this because of studies that have concluded that rates of literacy in... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Thursday, May 24, 2018

Is the Church Failing to Do That Which it Ought to Do? Romans 12:10 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 10 In brotherly love have tender affection for one another; in showing honor to one another, take the lead; The apostle Peter,... Continue Reading →

The Great Apostasy Began in First Century Christianity

2 Thessalonians 2:1a, 3 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 2 Now we request you, brothers, with regard to the coming[1] of our Lord Jesus Christ … 3 Let no one deceive[2] you in any way, for it will not come unless the apostasy[3] comes first, and... Continue Reading →

The Reading Culture of Early Christianity and Their View of the Integrity of the Greek New Testament

There is evidence of universality in the early orthodox Christian manuscripts. While the elite of the Roman society preferred the roll or scroll for their pagan literature, the Christian preferred the codex book form. This is even the case with... Continue Reading →

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