Friday, September 11, 2009

Decius: Slayer of Philip the Arab.

Philip the Arab.

Hmm. No mustache (or well groomed to thin like appearance unlike the beard), only beard. Typical physical characteristics of a Muslim. I wonder why? U know what. Cranmer deleted my comments when I simply asked him, is having a beard a characteristics of the man of Church in the Western Christian worlds. Yes, the real Archbishop Cranmer that died on the stake. Burnt slowly to death and witnessed by everyone who defies the House of god, the Vatican Pope. Hmm. Anyone? I'm not assuming or anything, just a thought that has been at the back of my head like a splinter in my brain since no Christians could n would answer my simple question. Now compare the image of Decius. Can U spot the difference? I tried to look for his face on a coin but can't find it. If U do. Don't hesitate to email me. Thanks.

Decius, defied by the brave n true Christians that went on a refuge in the cave and mentioned in the Koran with a verse that has their plight as its name. They were greatly outnumbered like Isa, son of Maryam, remember? Everyone was turning against them. Everyone was turning against God! What else could they do. Unlike the early Muslims of course. They didn't run n flee. They fought and died in defending their faith. They had the numbers of course, even though not that sufficient at that time, but as they say, quality is better than quantity.

Trajan Decius (249-251 A.D.)

By N.S. Gill,

The Roman Emperor Traianus Decius (r. A.D. 249 to 251)

Decius may have been born around 201 to a senatorial family. He was governor in Moesia in the mid 230s. Decius married Herennia Cupressenia Etruscilla.

Philip the Arab sent Decius to restore order along the Danube. When he arrived, local troops killed Marinus who had established himself as emperor in the area. The troops named Decius emperor and asked him to lead them in revolt against Philip the Arab.

After Philip died, either in the fighting or by assassination, Decius was made emperor. Decius took on the name "Trajan" partly for its association with the area in which he had served and partly because of the respect in which Trajan was held. He implemented a building plan and, according to Christian sources, a persecution. Decius died while on campaign near Nicopolis.
My question is who was this Roman Emperor called Philip the Arab? Anyone?

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