Cyprian was bishop of Carthage and a notable Early Christian writer, many of whose Latin works are extant.
He was born around the beginning of the 3rd century in North Africa, perhaps at Carthage, where he received a classical education. Soon after converting to Christianity, he became a bishop in 249. His skilled Latin rhetoric led to his being considered the pre-eminent Latin writer of Western Christianity.
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All SCRIPTURE TEXT has Context and Background. Text should never be read literally or in isolation. Always seek clarification from religious scholars and teachers. In general, to study Text requires four principles:
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