- May 2011
- Rural Australia
Actually I am saying that it is directly connected. The entire discussion revolves around whether a site is Christian or non-Christian. It is the only possible Christian site at Dura Europos that is evident. So the broader question then is were there Christians at Dura Europos? Frankly I find it ridiculous that DP24 might be excluded from the overall evaluation.
I am certainly not claiming DP24 is not an important manuscript in its own right. DP24 tells us there were "One [harmony] Gospel" Christians at Dura at that time, but it cannot shed any light directly on the question of whether Christians or non Christians renovated the house and constructed a "religious room". For example these DP24 preserving Christians could have been travelling through Dura when they parted ways with the ms DP24.