but . . .
the fact that the "Jewish" world had come under heavy condemnation was established well before the New Testament. Warnings were given throughout the Old Testament that a "hired razor" would 'shave' the people--
and Rome was a rather sharp razor.
The fact that many "Romans" joined the early Christian church is not hard to accept, either, based upon the fact that many of them were slaves and/or conquered people--
This is an amusing attempt at having a parallel 'history'--but it's not very convincing.
If a person's faith in God depends upon a few isolated scriptures and not upon the whole, then . . . that person may accept this eagerly enough--
having said that I have no doubt that Greek and Roman philosophy/philosophers had an impact on the form the New Testament would eventually take--
That's nothing very profound in that.
it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--
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