World's Oldest Christian Inscription Found In Rome

Share/recommend this article:

Excerpt Researchers have identified what is believed to be the world's earliest surviving Christian inscription, shedding light on an ancient sect that followed the teachings of a second-century philosopher named Valentinus. Continue reading

Explore
Related Articles
Tags
Support
Like this artice?

Our Ministry relies on the generosity of people like you. Every small donation helps us develop and publish great articles.

Please support ABR!

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover & PayPal

Officially called NCE 156, the inscription is written in Greek and is dated to the latter half of the second century, a time when the Roman Empire was at the height of its power. An inscription is an artifact containing writing that is carved on stone. The only other written Christian remains that survive from that time period are fragments of papyri that quote part of the gospels and are written in ink. Stone inscriptions are more durable than papyri and are easier to display. NCE 156 also doesn't quote the gospels directly, instead its inscription alludes to Christian beliefs.

http://www.livescience.com/16319-earliest-christian-inscription-pagan-artifacts.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/30/scitech/main20113931.shtml

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/10/03/worlds-earliest-christian-engraving-shows-surprising-pagan-elements/?test=faces


Add comment



biuquote
Loading



Associates for Biblical Research
  • PO Box 144, Akron, PA 17501
  • Phone: +1 717-859-3443 | Fax: +1 717-859-3393
  • Toll Free: 1-800-430-0008
Friend ABR on Facebook.com Join us on Twitter Join us on Twitter