Paul beheaded - ancient references?
- I'm not sure if this was cited, here's another pair of references I was
able to find:
> That PeterThe reference is Tertullian, Scorpiace, chapter 15. It can be found
> is struck, that Stephen is overwhelmed by stones, that James is slain as is
> a victim at the altar, that Paul is beheaded has been written in their own
> blood. And if a heretic wishes his confidence to rest upon a public record,
> the archives of the empire will speak, as would the stones of Jerusalem.
> We read the lives of the Caesars: At Rome Nero was the first who stained
> with blood the rising faith. Then is Peter girt by another, when he is made
> fast to the cross. Then does Paul obtain a birth suited to Roman
> citizenship, when in Rome he springs to life again ennobled by
The above text is from the next to the bottom paragraph.
Another reference is this one, from Peter of Alexandria, The Canonical
Epistles, Canon 9 :
> Thus Peter, the first of theThis can be found online here:
> apostles, having been often apprehended, and thrown into prison, and
> treated with igominy, was last of all crucified at Rome. Likewise also, the
> renowned Paul having been oftentimes delivered up and brought in peril of
> death, having endured many evils, and making his boast in his numerous
> persecutions and afflictions, in the same city was also himself beheaded;
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