- May 2011
- Rural Australia
Thanks very much Moros. A real pleasure to hear from you once again. What have you been up to? I suspected it was a mistake and not Dura but as my day of research had been another long one I noted the wiki reference to be followed up. In terms of collaborative research by means of discussion I remain indebted to your contributions.Wikipedia gives a clear reference:- William Smith and Samuel Cheetham, A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities (1875).
The logical and sensible thing to do is to find out if the reference quoted actually does say what is being claimed.
The referenced book is available on-line, and the relevant passage is easy to find.
It is thus a simple matter to find out that a mistake has been made in the Wikipedia article.
The city mentioned in the quoted book was not Dura-Europos, but Dara. They are not the same place.
This article talks about Dara - Recent Research on Dara/ Anastasiopolis