Marcus’ claim that he could have Hadassah killed for being a Christian, in 75 AD, is idiosyncratic. Not only had the persecutions like the one in Bithynia in 112 not gotten into gear yet—only a decade before Paul had preached Christianity openly in the city, and he was still been acquitted of any crime—but even when persecutions like this did occur sporadically across the empire, Christians tended to be denounced for various interpersonal reasons. What cause would he have for denouncing Hadassah as a Christian? Click through to read more! Read more
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