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They were first called Nazarenes or Galileans. The name Christians, or Messiah believers, was first applied to them at Antioch (Acts 11, 19), and, it seems, in scorn. The Messiah in whom the Jews hoped was something entirely different. Their conception of Him was connected with the Temple tax, which was annually sent to Jerusalem from all the provinces of the Roman Empire.
History of Christianity
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Acts 11:29; Matthew 20:21; Luke 17:21; Luke 24:21; Acts 17:16; Matthew 24:9; 1 Peter 4:12;
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Sihler, E. G.
"The Primitive Christians,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 5, Article 84.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol5/iss1/84