Biblical Archaeology Review 44:1, January/February 2018

Queries & Comments

More Evidence

Thanks for the article by Lawrence Mykytiuk on political figures in the New Testament confirmed by archaeology and extra-Biblical writings (“New Testament Political Figures Confirmed,BAR, September/October 2017). How about another one? Paul mentions an Erastus, the city treasurer in Corinth (Romans 16:23). An inscription in the theater at Corinth may very well refer to him.

William C. Varner Professor of Bible and Greek The Master’s University

Ancient Intertwining of Religion and Politics

In your list of real New Testament political figures, you failed to mention Lysanias (Luke 3:1), who is noted by Josephus in Antiquities 20.138 and War 2.27.

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