In a message dated 07-27-94 David.Wigtil wrote to Steve Schaper:
D> Please read your early Christian literature! You m_u_s_t look
D> at documents like the "Epistle of Barnabas" from the early second
D> century. It clearly and unequivocally equates the symbol named
D> "tau", which we recognize from the epigraphy of the time as virtually
D> idendical to our capital "T", with the cross on which Jesus was
D> killed. It goes even further and makes various theological and
D> numerological arguments based on the equation of T (tau) with the
D> cross. Barnabas is in (easy) Greek and easily procurable...hardly an
D> obscure text. King Olaf died in the 11th century; I have seen
D> his gravesite. I have a great deal of concern about your omission of
D> some basic historical evidence. Please be more cautious in your
D> proclamations, and heed the warning of Euripides shown below.
I _really_ should have said "I think".
As to Barnabas, I look forward to the Electronic Bible Society getting
Lightfoot or some other reasonably good production of the sub-Apostolic
Fathers on CD-ROM. A poor student like me can4t afford the hardcopy volumes,
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