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Umm.... all of this information sounds fishy. Virtually every word of it, except for the part about being paul's scribe for phillipians. Thanatosimii 16:11, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
Agreed... Thomaschina03 10:36, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
Opinion text moved from article to here for discussion
I've relocated text that is not well cited to here for discussion. If it can be adequately referenced and with a neutral PoV, then it should be moved back:
- The assertion that Epictetus is quoted in the New Testament has been investigated and found to be unlikely. A couple of resemblances in phrasing are probably coincidence.
- While serving in Caesar's palace Epaphroditus wrote "Philippians" for Paul.
- Epaphroditus' aim was that the Jews become Christians, submissive subjects of the Roman Empire, and that the Romans all become Stoics.
- The result was that the Jews became neither Christian nor submissive and that the Romans became Christians in a religion that had absorbed Stoicism. This Christianity gave social stability to the Empire enabling it to survive for 13 1/2 centuries after his death, marked by the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
- Epaphroditus was the author of Luke and Acts.
- Reference: The assertion that Epaphroditus may have been Epictetus' father is probably false. There is little historical evidence to support such a claim.
Hu Gadarn 15:07, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
I moved (and rewrote) the information about Nero's secretary over to Claudius Tiberius Epaphroditus. This page about the Christian missionary probably still needs some more work done to it. Singinglemon (talk) 03:20, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
The citation given for claiming Epaphroditus was three different people is from the ‘Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology’ (1849). I contend that we have learned a bit more about this era since that 150 year-old ‘dictionary’ declared Epaphroditus was three different people. Here I would defer to a more updated analysis of materials by Robert Eisenman, this quote is from Cite error: A
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