Exploring Greece, Israel, and Jordan— Part Eleven

Exploring Greece, Israel, and Jordan— Part Eleven June 30, 2018

Philippi is one of the most interesting sites in Greece, not merely for what it tells us about the Biblical period when it was a Roman colony city that Paul visited and planted a church, but also because it continued to be a center of Christian faith for many years thereafter. This post is about the Byzantine remains of the basilica there. One of the more interesting features of the Christian remains in Philippi is an octagonal church building….

Here’s the baptismal font in the shape of a cross….

And just for fun, here’s a backgammon board, the most popular game of the day…..

Most impressive are the mosaics that were in this church…..

There is also marble inlay of interest….

There is much more to do…. but this is a site of ongoing interest and work…

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