The Philosophers (Part 3): Plato

Let’s get something very clear. Paul wasn’t writing the “Bible.” He was just a preacher writing letters to his converts, explaining a revolutionary concept later called “Christianity.” Like any other writer Paul made literary references, sometimes to poets, sometimes to philosophers, sometimes to playwrights. And sometimes he used sports analogy, just like we do when we write essays. The content list of the “Bible” wasn’t created until 367 AD. That was when Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria circulated the canon list. It’s how the letters (epistles), historical accounts (gospels) and travel diary (Acts) became “New Testament.” […]