Whosoever gathers elsewhere, scatters” [Letters 39:5 (A.D. 251)]. Of course, we can dismiss this writing because it is not Biblical, right? Peter's - Guide to the Basilica and Square ' The apse is at the end of the central nave. Everything else is irrelevant in the words of Paul (a very educated man): Required fields are marked *. Acts 2:1-4. If so he moved east not west to the diaspora among the Parthians. Either way, it backfired and now we have the fanatical mess we have to deal with today. Starting around the end of the second century, Christian pilgrims went to see Peter’s tropaion. What’s amazing is that the site preserves around 600 graffiti scrawled by Christian pilgrims in the early Middle Ages, most of them prayers to Peter and Paul, the joint patron saints of Rome. Its central dome dominates the skyline of Rome. Adorations St. Mary’s Oratory 210 W. Liberty St. Rome Friday English 09:00:00 16:00:00. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Some scholars find support for a tradition that the apostle was buried ad catacumbas (“at the catacombs” of San Sebastiano) on the Via Appia in an inscription of St. Damasus I (pope, 366–384), composed in such ambiguous terms that it was certain to foster such misinterpretations as are found in the letter of St. Gregory the Great to the empress Constantina and in the notice of Pope St. Cornelius in the Liber pontificalis. After preaching both in the east and west, he gained the illustrious reputation due to his faith, having taught righteousness to the whole world, and come to the extreme limit of the west, and suffered martyrdom under the prefects. notice also that Philip speaks with Greeks (John 12:20–21). And, due to the similarities between 1 & 2 Peter, one can only conclude that Peter was the writer of both epistles. According to Peter’s own testimony, he composed his first letter while at Babylon. “Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.” “Matthew also issued among the Hebrews a written Gospel in their own language, while Peter and Paul were evangelizing in Rome and laying the foundation of the Church” [Against Heresies, 3:1:1 (c. A.D. 189)]. Babylon is called the “7 hilled city” which is a clear reference to Rome. As Hachlili demonstrated decades ago, there was a very high proportion of Greek speakers in Galilee—one of the highest in the eastern Mediterranean. This is what Jesus called Peter when He fist met him (John 1:42). Ignatius, Polycarp and Clement were direct companions/pupils of the apostles, what possible attestation could be better?? So, how does Peter’s The Bible does not say Peter was NOT in Rome. According to tradition, Peter went to Rome around AD 42, and, in a wonderful example of how Scripture and tradition fit together beautifully, Luke may have given us a clue as to how he went there. Had Peter been a leading overseer there, this would have been an unlikely omission. That is obvious. It would not make sense that Peter would have been in Rome then, nor would Peter’s church be in Rome. Paul had to confront his on this one one occasion. Why would Peter leave Jerusalem and never return? post 70. In chapter 15 Paul says he wants to preach where “Christ has not been named,” which is why he hasn’t come there, but plans to stop by Rome on his way to Spain. That’s why his presence or absence in Rome is so contentious today. . It was the home to a large Jewish community, so he had reason to go there. Josephus records that the stones weighed a talent (100pounds) and that they were white. . It may be said that by the end of the 1st century there existed a tradition that Peter had lived in Rome. Acts 2:11 “Then Peter stood up with the Eleven and addressed them in a loud voice.” -- St. Peter in Rome, London, 1900. You sem to suggest that is questionable as well, of which I am quite astounded… Trade was in Greek. In 306 AD, Emperor Constantine became the first Christian emperor of Rome. Is there any evidence that the apostle Peter died in Rome? The Encyclopaedia Judaica (Jerusalem, 1971, Vol. 01-03-2021 BULLETIN; 12-27-2020 BULLETIN; 12-20-2020 BULLETIN; 12-13-2020 BULLETIN; 12-06-2020 BULLETIN; 11-29-2020 BULLETIN; FAITH FORMATION. The only one who visited the city as its star missionary was Paul. I strongly believe St. Peter was in Rome, died in Rome on the cross as tradition indicates. have been cherished in our lifetime. The word itself is very unusual; sometimes translated as “trophy,” it means something like a war memorial or a cenotaph (i.e., an empty grave). Jesus says this in Revelation 3:15-16. Week Days Saturday English 07:00:12 . The connection to the RCC is virtually impossible, unless Peter could time travel. One early Christian text, the Apocryphal Acts of Peter, recounts many things that Peter did in the city. If it was not in the area of the aedicula, perhaps the grave rested elsewhere in the immediate vicinity, or perhaps the body was never recovered for burial at all. . The task before the excavators was to determine whether or not the belief of Constantine accorded with the facts or was based merely upon a misunderstanding. Peter’s own testimony puts him in Babylon with Mark, when he wrote his first letter, (1 Peter 5:13). AD)? Peter was there to take that very special language course. “[Simon Magus] so deceived the city of Rome that Claudius set up his statue. Christmas Eve mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, otherwise called Midnight Mass or Natale del Signore, is one of the most extraordinary and select occasions you can go to in Rome. The problems surrounding the residence, martyrdom, and burial of Peter are among the most complicated of all those encountered in the study of the New Testament and the early church. The great harlot is also drunk with the blood of the saints and of the witnesses of Jesus. The excavation of this site, which lies far beneath the high altar of the present church of St. Peter, was begun in 1939. However, he did as all churches are founded on the feast of Weeks (Shavuot) in 30 A.D. Peter had to speak some Greek. So, it is even more likely that Peter was talking about the actual city of Babylon and not its symbolic meaning. it is to many lies that we have swallowed. (270) Now, the stones that were cast were of the weight of a talent, and were carried two furlongs and farther. St. Peter's Basilica is the second-largest Christian church in the world. . Please note that there is no cloakroom on site St Peter, believed to have been one of the 12 apostles, and the first ever pope was martyred under the reign of Emperor Nero in approximately 64 AD. Afterall, it’s not like the Holy Spirit was sent in the place of Jesus until His return or nothing (John 14:26, 16:7, 16:13). These verses are referring to the Transifuration of Jesus Christ, as recorded in Mathew 17:1-13 and Luke 9:28-36. I enjoy your analyses, but I believe, without actual evidence, that Peter was in Rome and his body lies there. Viz:- “For God, who was at work in Peter as an apostle to the circumcised, was also at work in me [Paul] as an apostle to the Gentiles.” [Galatians 2:8-9]. The analyses Babylon was symbolic is strengthen by accompanied name Marcus. Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath. Paul expanded and existing church in Rome. Most people know about Peter’s traditional burial site at St. Peter’s. You get …. He never left his Apostles. History says is correct and I might also add the entire Chapter 14 of Book II of the historian EUSEBIUS OF CAESAREA (from 340 AD) on Church History, if only the writer had a little more time and doggedness to look further. Apart from the aforementioned, later literary tradition is unanimous in indicating the Vatican Hill as the place of burial. Christianity was not spread through Rome until 50 A.D. and that was through Apostle Paul. With the absence of biblical as well as historical evidence, we are left with the Roman Catholic tradition of Peter being in Rome and his being the first pope. It would make a lot of sense that Peter would be in the city of Babylon, and not in Rome, where a large Jewish population exists, due to the Jewish Exile during the later part of the Old Testament Jewish History. Not bashing the RCC, but as a disciple of first century Christianity, and a long time student of Biblical and ancient history, it must be said. The woman sitting on the beast is dressed just like the priests of the Temple. For with this Church, because of its superior origin, all Churches must agree, that is, all the faithful in the whole world; and it is in her that the faithful everywhere have maintained the Apostolic tradition (ibid 3:3:2). So Jerusalem is called the names of her enemies, Sodom, Egypt, and Babylon. Our live webcam from Rome’s Piazza Risorgimento offers users an incredible view of St. Peter’s cupola.The dome is the tallest in the world measuring approximately 136 meters in height and circa 41 meters in diameter. None of the excavations, however, in all of the areas indicated at various times as the resting place of the apostolic relics, have produced any evidence whatsoever that the bodies of Peter and Paul were either buried there originally or brought there at a later time after earlier burials elsewhere. Recall, then, the origins of your chair, those of you who wish to claim for yourselves the title of holy Church” [Schism of the Donatists 2:2 (c. A.D. 367)]. BAR has extensive documentation of the Hellenistic nature of Galilee. So when Peter says that he is in the Church of Babylon, why do Protestants suddenly retract to ultra-literalist state? I am amused at the intent of most scholars associated with BAS research eventually is coloured by opinions to the negative to disprove the orthodox teachings of the Roman ans Eastern Othodox churches. of the apostles, and the one who on account of his virtue was the speaker for all the others, to Rome against this great corrupter (Simon Magus, an imposter) of life. Furthermore, the remains discovered in the box that until comparatively recently rested in the sidewall do not lead necessarily to a more positive conclusion. Someone took the Acts and don’t know who took them. When it was excavated in the 1950s, archaeologists were shocked to find that there was no grave and no bones under the tropaion. The basilica is approached via St. Peter's Square, a forecourt in two sections, both surrounded by tall colonnades. Matthew also issued among the Hebrews a written Gospel in their own language, while Peter and Paul were evangelizing in Rome and laying the foundation of the Church. Words of John 21:18, 19 clearly refer to the death of Peter and are cast into the literary form of prophecy. The claims that the church of Rome was founded by Peter or that he served as its first bishop are in dispute and rest on evidence that … But for heathens, they always need a man, and then a statue, and then a church building to collect more popularity and money. Where is it written in the bible that all evidence should be in the bible. No experience is written and then lived- It is lived and the lived tradition is recorded as well as handed down by word of mouth. Paul was responsible for spreading Christianity on 4 different journeys traveling aprox. The church in Babylon that Peter writes about is in modern day Iraq (the remains of Babylon are there). Owing to envy, Paul also obtained the reward of patient endurance, after being seven times thrown into captivity, compelled to flee, and stoned. If you need directions to St. Peter, click here. You would think if Peter were head of the church in Rome he would send a greeting. Protestants are so eager to point out that Babylon in the Book of Revelation is Rome. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. With Paul off on whatever he did after his release from prison (I cannot dispute a western missionary expedition without Dr. Luke), there is no reason for Peter to not have gone to Rome. The word Rome occurs only nine times in the Bible [actually, ten times in the Old Testament and ten times in the New], and never is Peter mentioned in connection with it. This is another fascinating thing we explore in Finding Jesus. St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Italy is one of the largest squares ever. FAITH FORMATION; RCIA; LITURGY & WORSHIP. According to post-ascension Believers, Jesus was coming back to visit so many times after He’d already ascended, that it’s comical. These villages spoke Aramaic as their native language, as did Peter. Peabody: Hendrickson. The dimensions of the square are spectacular: 320 meters long and 240 meters wide.In the liturgies and more noticeable events St. Peter's Square has held more than 300,000 people.. In a section of Church History by Eusebius (AD 260/265 – 339/340 ) concerned with both canon and leadership succession prior to his fourth century era, there are some interesting contributions to this discussion. Also, 1 John 4 “Beloved believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God…”. Chapter 2. The first Roman-Jewish wars were between 66-73 A.D. and Romans captured Jews and brought them to Rome to be slaves. . Rely on God’s education through His Word to manifest your Faith and Trust in His Word, so that there is a purely distinguishable Truth. So in I Peter 5:13 when Peter says that She who is in Babylon greet you, he is referring to Jerusalem. And even Paul used scribes to write his letters — all the more likely for a Galilean fisherman to use one instead of trying to write without Google Translate. On rare occasions, St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. He (Peter) like a noble commander of God, clad in divine armor, carried the costly merchandise of the light of the understanding from the East to those who dwelt in the West, proclaiming the light itself, and the word which brings salvation to souls, and preaching the kingdom of heaven.”. This Bible History Daily feature was originally published on March 31, 2017. When Paul wrote to the Romans, sending greetings by name to many in Rome, he omitted Peter. Where the apostle John was first plunged, unhurt, into boiling oil, and thence remitted to his island exile!” [Prescription Against Heretics 36 (c. A.D. 200)]. But a tropaion is not a tomb. Another altar cannot be constituted nor a new priesthood be made, except the one altar and the one priesthood. So, one can only assume that Peter was fluent in Koine Greek, the language in which 1 & 2 Peter were written in. Specifically called out are the Jews and Proselytes from Rome who in return to Rome start the Roman church. Ronald, I think it would not “make a lot of sense” for Peter to have gone to Babylon, because in his lifetime, it had not been a major urban centre since its inhabitants were deported to Seleucia over three hundred years earlier. Only later were some bones produced from that excavation, and it’s a fascinating story we talk about in Finding Jesus. -Oh yah, that warning in 2 Peter 3:15-16 (the ONLY place in the New Testament that talks about Paul outside of Paul himself and his Roman buddy Luke), isn’t written by Peter, although in the very first sentence (2 Peter 1:1) claims it is. What traditions connect the apostle Peter to Rome? I look forward to any future discoveries or news of this topic. Yet Acts 15:7 says “After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them “Brothers, you are aware that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the gospel message and believe…” Maybe he was just referring to the incident with Cornelius? St. Peter's Square is one of the largest and most beautiful squares in the world.It is located in Vatican City, at the feet of St. Peter's Basilica.. The epistle to the Romans doesn’t clear up much. See Exodus 25:1-9. Starting around the end of the second century, Christian pilgrims went to see Peter’s tropaion. Simon challenges Peter to a flying contest around the Roman Forum, but Peter’s prayers make Simon crash to the ground, proving that Simon’s powers are not as great as his own. But a tropaion is not a tomb. But there are reasons to be skeptical that the epistles of Peter were written by his hand or during his lifetime. Galilee was multicultural and Hellenised so everybody including Jesus knew Koine Greek with their own language Aramaic and even bit of Latin which was even written on the Cross in Jerusalem! That’s not proof, but it’s suggestive. We ask Christ to confirm us in this forever, that we might inherit through it his kingdom, in that we have joined with it the doing of his commandments. I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. As Rome's Christians honored Peter's chains from the Mamertine, so the Church in Jerusalem kept his chains from the Herodian prison. Peter would have been lost in Rome as he tended to think Jew first and Christian second theology. There is no reason Peter would not have visited Rome. Why are there two places in Rome where the apostle Peter was supposedly buried? See Exodus 28:1-30. . Having been entrusted with ‘the good news for those who are circumcised,’ Peter could be expected to serve in a center of Judaism, such as Babylon. Have we paid attention to the fine archaeological work done in 2016?? This is the last mention of Peter in Jerusalem. Welcome to St. Peter's Episcopal Church Rome, Georgia | 706-291-9111 We challenge ourselves and the world to love like Jesus, as we serve compassionately, worship joyfully, and grow spiritually. even when there is no evidence. So many people claiming to have seen Jesus post-ascension is absolutely absurd (including Paul’s pathological lying)! There are some scholars who are convinced that a box found in one of the fairly late sidewalls of the aedicula contains fragments of the remains of the apostle, fragments which at an earlier time may have rested in the earth beneath the aedicula. The case is stated perhaps most succinctly by Loraine Boettner in his best-known book, Roman Catholicism (117): “The remarkable thing, however, about Peter’s alleged bishopric in Rome is that the New Testament has not one word to say about it. After a half century of investigation, it now seems reasonable to concede that a cult of the apostles existed there about 260 ce, though Christian influence may have been exerted as early as 200 ce. Furthermore, Peter was well-acompanied by Paul and other provicient ‘Greek-speakers’. David R. Cartlidge, “The Fall and Rise of Simon Magus,” Bible Review, Fall 2005. Jesus lauds him and anoints him as Petros which means “rock and… well, we know the rest. It’s the same in the Book of Acts. The Roman Catholic Church is a very powerful religio-political institution and they have the ability to downplay such discoveries, and they have numerous times in the past with other discoveries. It is also possible that Paul implies Peter is in Rome in the Epistle to the Romans, if 15:20-21 means he is not going to minister in Rome because there is already an apostle there. Peter isn’t mentioned in the saint list in the Book of Romans. These scriptures came to me after reading this article. One gers the impression the BAS is a society that typifies a ditched lover who seeks to discredit a former spouse to support their existance and very recent belief system and theology. In the center is the Altar of the Chair of Peter, a masterpiece which is unmistakably the work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1659). Jerusalem is also called Sodom and Egypt, “And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which mystically is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.” (Rev 11:8) The Lord was crucified in Jerusalem. “And while Nero reigned, the apostle Peter came to Rome, and, through the power of God committed unto him, wrought certain miracles, and, by turning many to the true religion, built up a faithful and steadfast temple unto the Lord. St. Peter was (said to be crucified) in Rome in 64 C.E., at the orders of the Emperor Nero. With regard to the canon, many of his remarks modern disputes still echo the questions raised – and the skepticism Eusebius voiced about a 15th epistle of Paul ( Hebrews) and a second epistle of Peter. Become a member of Biblical Archaeology Society, and gain All Access with your membership today, The BAS Library includes online access to more than 9,000 articles by world-renowned experts and 22,000 gorgeous color photos from…. I know that a roman scribe was supposed top be at his death and recorded his last words but now you can’t find them on the internet, WHY? For in Acts 4:13, when appearing to the local authorities after arrest, Peter and John Luke’s account says that the two are thought of as “unlettered ( agrammatoi ) men”, the only time the term is used in the NT. Joe, I think you are way, way, way to dismissive and skeptical of my sources. Neither do the apostles proceed individually on their own, and anyone who would [presume to] set up another chair in opposition to that single chair would, by that very fact, be a schismatic and a sinner. I myself very much appreciated my college education. As for Peter being ignorant and only knowing Aramaic? I’d like to challenge the notion that Peter spoke only Aramaic. He is Simon Peter, Simon is the Greek form of the Hebrew name Simeon. There were only three other people present during the Transfiguration: Peter, James, and John. It is a false teaching by the Roman Catholic church. Satin is sifting everyone like wheat. The construction of the new basilica began in 1506, when the old basilica had been torn down, and was finished in 1626. He might have gone to Rome towards the end of his life. These facts are related by Origen in the third volume of his Commentary on Genesis. All of this rich and detailed scholarship is available to you—right now—by buying a special All-Access pass. Eusebius places no credence in the book, the Acts of Peter, yet he attests to Peter acting as the Bishop of Rome – from his perspective in Asia Minor. But either way, the matter poses problems. Jerusalem is called Babylon several times in the Book of Revelation. Therefore, one can only conclude that it was Peter that wrote 2 Peter. hard to prove. (Letter to the Corinthians 90 AD), Not as Peter and Paul did, do I command you. Peter’s brother Andrew had a Greek name,as did the Apostle Philip. Paul’s whole testimony rides on the fact that he saw Jesus (a few times actually – Acts 9:3, 23:11) in the flesh, just as the Apostles had when Jesus was still on earth (1 Cor 9:1, 15:8). But it turns out that there’s a second site in Rome where pilgrims went for hundreds of years, which was known as the Memoria Apostolorum (the Memorial to the Apostles). (Peter asked to be crucified upside-down, because he did not think he was worthy of being crucified right-side up as Jesus was.) She is wearing purple and scarlet and precious stones. COPYRIGHT © 2021 BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY 4710 41ST STREET N.W., WASHINGTON DC 20016. https://www.amazon.com/s?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=ante-nicene fathers. Confessions also by appointment Saturday 16:00:00 17:00:00. They were apostles and I am a convict. Over the decades of his ministry, I am sure he might have acquired a better understanding of that language but his Gospel is written by John Mark for him. Eight times Jerusalem is referred to as the “Great City” in Revelation. There was a time, when I really trusted articles from a university/professor. There is another side of the Peter reference to Babylon, which has been noted by Prof. Bart Ehrman, if not among others. Again, if you belive in Pentecost, the apostles started speaking in foreign tongues much to the amazing of the pilgrims who had come to Jerusalem from many provinces of the Roman Empire. Combine a one-year tablet and print subscription to BAR with membership in the BAS Library to start your journey into the ancient past today! Did we cover the apochryphal Acts of Peter in this discussion? Or so once thought some Pharisees. But as to when or where the death took place, there is not so much as a hint. Evidently he disagreed with Athanasius on much. I will believe Scripture over “science” any day. These are questions that no Roman Catholic has been willing or able to answer to date. Now, let us see what the Church Fathers have to say. Section(s) Thus was he removed from the world, and went into the holy place, having proved himself a striking example of patience. These councils were gathered by command of the Bishop of Rome, the city of the world. You failed to mention the evidence of Peter’s tomb being discovered in Jerusalem. During the siege of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., The Romans surrounded the city. Not a BAS Library member yet? Amen. St. Paul was an giant intellectual as well as great philosopher to articulate basics of Jesus’s teaching. The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. The Repentant St. Peter by El Greco. The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality, and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. It was consecrated on 18 November, 1626. This is the time for repentance and to walk out the scripture John 4:23-24 “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. Not everyone in this world is a confessing Christian, though pretty much everyone agrees that Jesus had a profound impact on history. Also any truth to the finding of a 1st century ossuary on the mount of olives with the name Simon Bar Joanna? Is it likely that the apostle Peter went to Rome and founded the church there? Archaeological investigation has not solved with any great degree of certainty the question of the location of the tomb of Peter. Peter was the Apostle to the Jews… “But on the contrary, seeing that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been to the circumcised (for He who effectually worked for Peter in his apostleship to the circumcised effectually worked for me also to the Gentiles)” Gal 2:7-8. The first to claim that Peter was martyred at Rome is Dionysius, bishop of Corinth in the latter half of the second century. Sign up to receive our email newsletter and never miss an update. In first Peter 5:13, Peter sends greetings from Babylon, which is the opposite direction from Rome. Some scholars have attributed it to Arnolfo di Cambio (1245-1302), but others believe that it … As this article explains, Peter was a simple fisherman and could only speak–and probably not even write—Aramaic. There have been several archaeologists who have studied the ossuary and inscription originally discovered in the 1950s by Bellarmino Bagatti, but it hardly ever receives much notice. In chapter 16 he sends greetings to 25 people, none of them Peter. (Acts 12:16-17) Meanwhile Peter continued knocking; and when they opened the gate, they saw him and were amazed. After Jesus’ death, Paul says that Jesus’ brother, James, and Peter are the co-leaders of the “church,” or assembly, of Jesus-followers in Jerusalem. If someone does not hold fast to this unity of Peter, can he think that he holds the faith? If Peter did write 1 Peter, the mention of “Babylon” in 5:13 is fairly reliable evidence that Peter resided at some time in the capital city. This is not a very well researched article/opinion piece. He had several decades to lear Greek anyway… 1 Peter was Greek and has great evidence of it being written by Peter… Jesus also taught the disciples/apostles to go out and spread the Gospel, so there’s no surprise Peter may have left Israel. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, the traditional burial site of the apostle Peter. Please Read Phillipians 3:7-11. The Book of Romans, however, was written around 55 AD. . The blow they gave was no way to be sustained, not only by those that stood first in the way, but by those that were beyond them for a great space. My 7th grade son just did a project on the spread of Christianity through the Roman Empire. In addition, St.Peter’s Square is also one of the most charming and squares in the world. As the delusion was extending, Peter and Paul, a noble pair, chief rulers of the Church, arrived and set the error right. .” [Mt 16:18–19]. The Tabernacle and Temple were also adorned in purple and scarlet. Tradesmen could easily be expected to know Greek sufficiently to gain profit. Suetonius tells us Claudius did this because of disturbances caused by a Jew named “Chrestus,” which most historians take to refer to unrest caused in the Jewish community by the spread of Christianity. 1342), the particular question of where Peter was buried has been argued. “There is one God, and Christ is one, and there is one Church, and one chair founded upon the rock by the word of the Lord. “Peter in Rome,” Bible Review, February 2004. That Rock is Christ. The works of Josephus: complete and unabridged (p. 710). peter in Rome was started long after he had died so it is just a fancy rumor. Rome was NOT a long way from Palestine. 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