The Holy Bible on Makedon Issue
[ The following has been taken from the Authorized (King James) ]
[ Version of the New Testament, which has been translated out ]
[ of the Original Tongues and with the Former Translations ]
[ diligently compared. ]
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
T H E S S A L O N I A N S
1:7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia
1:8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in
Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to
Godward is spread abroad;
Why is it that the Apostle Paul keeps referring to the region of
'Macedonia AND Achaia' as if the people of the regions are the
same? Why does he NOT say 'Macedonia and GREECE'?
Because Greece (regions, city-states, and colonies) were under
Roman jurisdiction, those areas had been broken down into
smaller areas for better administration by the Roman Empire. In
the same way, the Greek city-states of the south were under
different jurisdiction than the Greek regions of the north.
The Apostle Paul, also refers to their faith being 'spread
abroad'. Does this mean that the people of Macedonia and Achaia
felt that they were ONE, and regions OUTSIDE those two were
referred to as 'abroad'?
How come the regions around Macedonia are GREEK, yet FYROMians
disagree about Macedonia's nature? Epirus, and Asia Minor were
Greek. So was the city of Byzantium (Constantinople), not to
mention regions around the Mediterranean, such as Sicily.
I don not know why we take the time to even respond to the
FYROMian claims, since they are not based on ANY historical
evidence! We do have the misfortune of having people read the
propaganda posted by historical revisionists. For that reason
alone we must inform the public of the history as it HAPPENED,
and not how General Tito would like us to believe happened.