“The Prayer of Antipas”?

Revelation 2:13, addressed to the Church in Pergamum, contains this passing reference to an individual named Antipas:

I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my
name. You did not renounce your faith in me, even in the days of Antipas, my
faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives.

So far as I know, this single verse is the only reference to Antipas in the bible – but, as any list of bestselling Christian books will tell you, he is not the only character in scripture that is described in passsing.

Here is the question of the day: how is it that an isolated verse about a character who is made wealthy can become the subject of tremendous discussion, while this verse about Antipas (whose single act of faithfulness models that of Jesus himself) is barely known?


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