MrMacSon wrote: ↑Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:23 pm
There was supposedly a Theophilus of Caesarea (†195), a bishop, and allegedly a teacher of Clement of Alexandria.
Theophilus of Antioch (d. 181) Apology to Autolycus in 3 Books; 1st mention of notion of the Trinity, but no mention of Jesus Christ
- supposedly born near Tigris & Euphrates rivers, so either born in Anatolia or in Persia (Apologia ad Autolycum i. 14, ii. 24.)
[could Theophilus 'of Antioch' have been born near or in Antiochia in Commagenez (which became Samosata)]
Joseph D. L. wrote: ↑Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:41 amThat is also possible, however I consider Luke, chapter one, verses one to four, to be original of a Diatessaronic text, whose purpose was to bridge relations with the western church of Ephesus, and Syrian churches in the east. Antioch, being right in the middle, would be the perfect place to set up this unified church, and why Antioch is the baptism place for the new Christian religion proper in Acts of the Apostles.
The author/editor of this text--or passage, I guess--I suspect was Hegesippus/Polycarp. (Note: Peregrinus was not Polycarp.)
I have previously been intrigued by the name Antioch http://www.earlywritings.com/forum/view ... 726#p36726
and, as part of a series of posts starting with that one^ -
AlsoMrMacSon wrote: ↑Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:04 pm
... it seems that ...Seventeen ancient cities in Turkey were named Antioch, but only two are remembered by any but scholars today. One is Antakya (the ancient Antioch in Syria) and the other is Antioch in Pisidia, Asia Minor. http://www.allaboutturkey.com/yalvac.htm
Antiochia (or Antiocheia, Antiochea or Antiokheia) may refer to any of several Hellenistic cities in the Near East which were founded or rebuilt by the several rulers named Antiochus during the Seleucid Empire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiochia
MrMacSon wrote: ↑Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:04 pm
The role of 'Antioch' in the development of Christianity might have started with Ignatius (if he spent any time in an Antioch), or possibly with Theophilus 'of Antioch'1 or Tatian. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, a School of Antioch supposedly started around or shortly after the deaths of Theophilus of Antioch and Tatian (both d. ~ 180 AD/CE). http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/top ... of-Antioch
It's interesting that Wikipedia says
- 1 Theophilus was born near the Tigris & Euphrates rivers, according to his Apologia ad Autolycum (i. 14, ii. 24.), so either born in Anatolia or in Persia. Theophilus could have been from or associated with a local Antioch -
- Antiochia in Commagene (on the west bank of the Euphrates); later Samosata - now Samsat, Adıyaman Province, Turkey
- Antiochia in Sittacene, in ancient Sittacene, between the Tigris and Tornadotus
- Antiochia in Susiana, later Charax, near the confluence of the Tigris and the Choaspes riversWhat were the relative roles of the two main Antiochs - Syria and Pisidia - and the others? - and who was really where?? ....Epiphanius relates that Tatian established a school in Mesopotamia, the influence of which extended to Antioch in Syria, and was felt in Cilicia* and especially in Pisidia.
- * Antiochia in Cilicia ? now Adana, Adana Province
. Antiochia ad Taurum ?
. Antiochia ad Pyramum?