Saturday, October 01, 2005

Alexamenos Graffito

I'm beginning to tire of too much academic posting, and I'll be focusing over the next few weeks on the cross and offering some Pastoral reflections. To begin with I'd thought we'd all consider the 'foolishness of the cross' as demonstrated in the Alexamenos Graffito.

The inscription contains a man with a horse's head on a cross with some individual raising a hand to him in devotion and the inscription reads:


Or in other words: "Alexamenos, worship God."

The inscription is from first century Rome and constitutes the first known evidence of anti-Christian graffiti. Cited from .

Rodney Decker's website

Now go ye all and read 1 Corinthians 1.18-2.2!

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