Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

Christ as Poseidon, Christ over Poseidon

The 4th/5th century Greco-Egypto-Roman poet Nonnus of Panopolis composed a huge epic work in 48 books on Dionysus, the Dionysiaca, as well as an epic poetic paraphrase of the gospel of John, both in Homeric idiom and meter. In his version of the famous Johannine prologue, Nonnus writes: ἐν ἀχλυόεντι δὲ κόσμῳ οὐρανίαις σελάγιζε βολαῖς γαιήοχος […]