Africa

Very little of the vast continent was known to writers of the Bible, but Egypt and Ethiopia are prominent in the narratives from Genesis onward and fundamental to the history of Israel. The Exodus [[➝ Exodus, the]] from Egypt is a vital part of Hebrew tradition, even though much of the biblical record is disputed by modern scholarship. In the NT there is an account of the infant Jesus being taken to Egypt out of range of Herod's jealousy (Matt. 2:13) and the cross of Jesus is borne by an African (Mark 15:21), whose sons appear to be known to Mark's Church. Apollos came to Ephesus from Alexandria (Acts 18:24), and a Church was established early at Alexandria. In due course Africa provided some of the greatest Christian scholars such as Clement, Origen and Augustine.

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