Sunday, May 09, 2021

The Domitian persecution – fake news?

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Alternative Facts: Domitian’s Persecution of Christians. Was Roman emperor Domitian really the great persecutor of Christians? (Mark Wilson).
Over two decades since two Roman historians and a Revelation scholar have pronounced a Domitianic persecution moribund, such claims continue to circulate in articles, books and sermons. This shows how long it takes to repudiate “alternative facts” that have circulated for over 1,500 years in Christendom.
Nero is uncanceled and Domitian is rehabilitated. I wonder what John of Patmos would make of all this?

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