Did the early christians visit?
Greco-Roman Temples/Churches first or the Synagogue first.
- RicoLv 61 month ago
They met in private homes and also went to the synagogues and Temple. At the temple, converts who never became Jewish could only meet in the court of the Gentiles.
- Dave DLv 71 month ago
In its earliest years Christianity was a sect of Judaism. They continued to pray in the synagogues, but they substituted the Eucharist, celebrated in individual's homes for sacrifices in the temple.
- Bro JestLv 61 month ago
Well they were originally a messianic Jewish cult so I should think it would have been synagogues first. My understanding is they switched to proselytizing to gentiles when it became clear that most Jews would have none of it. And I'd think it would have been a while before any churches were even built.
UPDATE: Wikipedia says, "According to the New Testament, the earliest Christians did not build church buildings. Instead, they gathered in homes (Acts 17:5, 20:20, 1 Corinthians 16:19) or in Jewish places of worship, like the Second Temple or synagogues (Acts 2:46, 19:8). The earliest archeologically identified Christian church is a house church (domus ecclesiae), the Dura-Europos church, founded between 233 and 256. In the second half of the 3rd century AD, the first purpose-built halls for Christian worship (aula ecclesiae) began to be constructed. Although many of these were destroyed early in the next century during the Diocletianic Persecution, even larger and more elaborate church buildings began to appear during the reign of the Emperor Constantine the Great."
UPDATE: Wikipedia has a nice "List of Jewish messiah claimants" page.
- 1 month ago
Thinking about it logically, since Christianity had its roots in Judaism, I would suspect they tried the synagogues first.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
WE WERE not there....