Re: Stauros/Crux

 I think CBD has a reasonably priced one volume edition at $20.00 is 
memory serves.

-Larry Swain
Parmly Billings Library

On 30 Jul 1994, STEVE SCHAPER wrote:

> 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> 
>  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,
> alas.
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