Ancient Christian Graffiti

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A fascinating session at last year’s annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) in Boston was dedicated to graffiti, especially early Christian graffiti in Izmir (ancient Smyrna), Turkey. But what counts as graffiti? Does the word “graffito” imply something clandestine, something possibly illegal, like the defacing of a building by modern graffiti artists in major American cities?

http://www.bib-arch.org/bar/article.asp?PubID=BSBA&Volume=35&Issue=03&ArticleID=05

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7/18/2009 6:02 PM #

Graffiti is one of the ways of expressing art and has been a popular way of expressing ones own opinion. This is a very informative resource on Christian history and it’s great to find that early Graffiti dates back to the Christian era.

Free Christian Books - 7/18/2009 6:02:31 PM

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