Epimenides Cretica 1

Classical

They fashioned a tomb for you, holy and high one, Cretans, always liars, evil beasts, idle bellies. But you are not dead: you live and abide forever, For in you we live and move and have our being. Source

Date: 700-600 B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Titus 1:12

New Testament

10 For there are many rebellious people, idle talkers, and deceivers, especially those with Jewish connections, 11 who must be silenced because they mislead whole families by teaching for dishonest gain what ought not to be taught. 12 A certain one of them, in fact, one of their own prophets, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” 13 Such testimony is true. For this reason rebuke them sharply that they may be healthy in the faith 14 and not pay attention to Jewish myths and commands of people who reject the truth. 15 All is pure to those who are pure. But to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their minds and consciences are corrupted. Source

Date: 65 C.E. (If authentic), 90-100 C.E. (If anonymous) (based on scholarly estimates)

Strataridaki, Anna Epimenides of Crete: Some Notes on His Life, Works, and the Verse (pp. 1-17) University of Crete, 1991

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Strataridaki, Anna Epimenides of Crete: Some Notes on His Life, Works, and the Verse (pp. 1-17) University of Crete, 1991

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