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EPHESUS

EPHESUS

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EPHESUS
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Though Egyptian religious artifacts have been found back to the 7th

century

B.C. (Koester 1995, 282), but in the third century with the presence of
Egyptian merchants and occupation the worship of Egyptian gods became
more prominent. Their worship is known to continue up to the fourth century
A.D. (Koester 1995, 304). It is argued that the widespread adoption of
Egyptian deities in other cities during the Ptolemies even when there was no
occupation may have been motivated by political considerations, nor primarily
religious (Koester 1995, 286).

The cult gained prominence in the second century A.D., the time of Christian
expansion in Ephesus.

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