Tuesday, June 10, 2008
One Of The Oldest Churches Found
“We have uncovered what we believe to be the first church in the world, dating from 33AD to 70AD,” said Archaeologist Abdul Qader Hussan, head of the Rihab Centre for Archaeological Studies.
“We have evidence to believe this church sheltered the early Christians: the 70 disciples of Jesus Christ,” the scholar said.
The early Christians, described in the mosaic inscription on St. Georgeous floor as “the 70 beloved by God and Divine”, are said to have fled from Jerusalem during the persecution of Christians, to the northern part of Jordan, particularly to Rihab, he added.
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-What does this mean to today's church? Society?
-Is this find important for Christendom?
-What do you think about the remarks found here?
-What do you think about their plans to use this to attract tourism?