Robert Paul Seesengood
Adjunct Lecturer of Classics
Many scholars of the Greco-Roman world of the NT continue to argue that Hellenistic ethics were articulated exclusively by philosophical communities and not by non-judeo-Christian religious communities. Many also disproportionately rely on ancient literature which only represents the views of a portion of the educated but not necessarily the populace as a whole. The analysis of an inscription from Lydian Philadelphia challenges both of these practices and offers insight into early Christian ethical thought.