Category: Ancient Rome

Katapetasma (Blogger): A Symbolic Defeat

Katapetasma, “The Demonized Gerasene and the Paganized Greek: Eschatological Allegory in Mark 5:1-20” (8.17.20), This deliverance of the gentile wrought by the destruction of Legion also brings judgement upon those who refuse to abandon the defunct pagan order—and herein lies the source of… Continue Reading “Katapetasma (Blogger): A Symbolic Defeat”

Bart Ehrman: Emperor Trajan’s Provisos to Pliny the Younger

Bart D. Ehrman, The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World (Simon and Schuster: 2018), 187. [In his letter to Pliny the Younger concerning how to deal with Christians] Trajan does stress two provisos. Christians were not to be sought out. There… Continue Reading “Bart Ehrman: Emperor Trajan’s Provisos to Pliny the Younger”