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Who are the Ancients?

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Jeffrey Rodriguez on June 28, 2018

Response . It may not be possible to give a complete answer, without understanding the context from which it was asked. However, scholars commonly refer to the principles of the people as "ancients", especially when their ethnic or religious background is not relevant to the text. For example, in a discussion about the creation, we can say that the ancients did not believe in creation ex nihilo (out of nothing). This was the case of the ancient Jews, the early Christians and the pagans, but the use of a word implies to all of them.


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