By SI Filings Jul 17 2019 Church HistoryArchaeology"In the missive Arrianus discusses the topics of faith, local politics and food under the Roman Empire." - Fox 581 reads There are 3 Comments This can't possibly be genuine: Larry Nelson - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 3:45pm Where is the slander, the gossip, the petty arguing? Where is the name-calling, the tribalism, the one-upmanship, the indignation? Is it possible that Christians could once correspond with each other without resorting to such things? Call me a skeptic..... Forgery TylerR - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 5:01pm It's clearly a forgery, because secondary separation and the dangers of neo-evangelicals aren't mentioned. Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist? Mmmmm Bert Perry - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 5:08pm Send me some of that fish liver sauce, too. Mmmmmm good! :^) Notice that the letter does reference likely persecution--the gymnasium was the place where pagan Greeks got naked and did athletics/intellectual pursuits, hence "gymnasiarchy" would be the rulers of the gymnasium, i.e. the de facto city leaders. A reference to that means, if I read it right, "keep your head down, our advocate is otherwise occupied on the city council and can't take the case." It also appears that either "gyne" is mistranslated as "wives" instead of "women of the household", or Paulus was polygamous. Greeks and Romans were monogamous (though often with paramours); Jews held on to polygamy. Can't tell which these guys were. Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.