Is the earliest hymn an apologetic excuse?

We know the familiar hymn found embedded in Paul’s Dio Chrysostom-like-letter to the Philippians, who, although He existed in the

Publications and Papers

Um, say, about Homeric influence in New Testament times…

In preparing my book, I’ve had to dig just a bit deeper than the oft-repeated theme that Homer supplied the


Dio Chrysostom, Paul, Letter 44, and Philippians – Friendship

The cognitive environment for Paul was shared with Dio Chrysostom, in that as Vanderspoel points out, where the Greek language