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Archeologizing the Areopagite

I’ll bet you can’t say that headline five times fast.

Israeli archeologists have discovered a sixth-century Byzantine villa with mosaic floors, 15 kilometers south of Jaffa. The area was, at the end of the fifth century, “home to a monk known as Peter the Iberian — a charismatic bishop of Georgian origin who gathered around him a circle of intellectuals. His biography, ‘The Life of Peter the Iberian,’ provides a glimpse into the nature of the community.” Some scholars tag Peter the Iberian (an anti-chalcedonian rebel) to be the real genius behind the works of “Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite.”

2 thoughts on “Archeologizing the Areopagite

  1. Okay, I’ll admit it. I had to read it twice to be able to say it correctly once. Five times? Surely you jest…

  2. How very interesting! How few private homes of the fathers are known.

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