[XTalk] Re: Dating Paul
- --- In email@example.com, "Gordon Raynal" <scudi1@c...>
> ......... And thank you very much, but CopticGordon,
> Christianity is quite alive and well! As a matter of fact ............
> Gordon Raynal
> Inman, SC
I was intrigued by your mention of Coptic Christianity. Due to my
ignorance I could not perceive how they fit into the thread. I seem
to recall that they are something called "monophysite". I had thought
that was some wording change on the Trinity formula or some such.
Would be interested to learn more about this. Thanks
- (from the site you mentioned):
"Half Shekel - the currency of the Jerusalem Temple
At the Great Temple in Jerusalem the annual tax levied on Jews
was 1/2 shekel per male. The 1/2 shekel and shekel were ... the
only coins accepted by the temple."
I'm confused. The Tyrean half-shekel contained an image of Melqarth,
yet it was acceptable at the Temple? Practically speaking, it may
have been the most stable non-Roman currency, but I was under the
impression that the reason the Herodian coinage - as well the shekel
minted 66-70 by Jewish revolutionaries - contained no human image,
was a supposed ban on "graven images". What's the story? Money win
out over principle, no such principle, or was the principle not so
Mt. Clemens, MI