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Christianity in Roman Empire

Mathew, Mark, Luke and John Four disciples of Jesus who wrote the gospels of the Bible's New Testament
disciple follower of a religious leader or belief
catacombs underground cemetery of many tunnels and passageways. Early Christians hid and lived in them while hiding from Roman persecution.
Paul Disciple of Jesus who spent his later life spreading Jesus' teachings; his writings or "epistles" helped turn Christianity into an organized religion.
gospel one of the four books of the New Testament in the Christian Bible written by Jesus' disciples Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
epistle from the Greek word "letter"; in the Christian Bible, letters written by disciples like Paul to early Christian groups
persecute to harass, intimidate and kill people for their beliefs
Messiah a "savior" as promised in ancient texts
crucifixion to die slowly by being tied or nailed to a cross
martyr a person willing to die for their cause or beliefs
Why did the Romans persecute Christians? They refused to recognize the emperor as a god. They were used as a convenient scapegoat to blame for Rome's problems.
Constantine Roman emperor who converted to Christianity in the 4th century and made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire.
Pontius Pilate Roman governor of Judea who had Jesus crucified
Created by: bottleguy