181-250 A.D. - Origen, Galen & Parthian Wars


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184 A.D.

Origen (early Christian scholar who influenced Eusebius) is born in Alexandria, Egypt

185   – The converted stoic philosopher, Pantaenus, is teaching Christians in

Alexandria (which at this point was becoming a key intellectual center for the

Christian faith) and he very likely traveled to India, Clement was his pupil


190   – “From the end of the 2nd century, it [Carthage] had its own Christian bishop, and

among its luminaries were the Church Fathers Tertullian and St. Cyprian (EB)

192   – Roman Emperor (one of them, at least) Commodus dies

193   – Publius Helvius Pertinax becomes Roman Emperor from January to March,

then Marcus Didius Severus Julianus becomes Roman Emperor from March

to June, then Septimus Severus becomes Roman Emperor

195   – First Parthian War – [ICE RIM EPOCH:]

197   – Second Parthian War begins

198   – Caracalla becomes Roman Emperor, Second Parthian War ends

200   – The Maya in Mesoamerica has developed cities containing temples,

pyramids, palaces, courts for playing ball, and plazas, the second letter of Peter (2

Peter) is copied onto Papyrus (p72) (ASB 2022 – there’s a picture) – [ICE RIM


203   – The Arch of Septimius Severus is built in Rome’s Form Romanum to commemorate

victories over the Parthians (ancient.eu)

209   – Publius Septimus Geta become Roman Emperor

211   – Roman Emperors Septimus Severus and Publius Septimus Geta die, Ardashir, king

(malakh) of Persis, revolts against the Parthians and founds the Sasanian Empire


216   – Galen, a Greek physician, dies, during his life he “tried to understand the

function of animal organs. Although he knew that the heart pumped blood, he

could not tell just from looking that the blood circulated and returned to the

heart. Galen mistakenly thought that blood was pumped out to “irrigate” the

tissues, and that new blood was made continuously to resupply the heart. His

idea was taught for nearly fifteen hundred years. It was not until the

seventeenth century that an Englishman, William Harvey introduced the

theory that blood flows continuously in one direction, making a complete

circuit and returning to the heart.” (Darwin’s Black Box, by Michael J. Behe)

217   – Caracalla dies and Macrinus becomes Roman Emperor

222   – Pope Callixtus dies and Pope Urban I becomes bishop of Rome

224   – Sasanians overthrow the Parthians (ancient.eu)

230   – Pope Urban I dies and Pope Pontian becomes bishop of Rome

235   – Lucius Cassius Dio (or Dio Cassius) dies (Roman statesman and historian)

249   – Under Roman Emperor Decius (249-251) Caesar worship is made

universal—and compulsory for every race and nation within the empire

with the single exception of the Jews. On a certain day of the year every Roman citizen had to come to the Temple of Caesar and burn a pinch of incense there and say “Caesar is Lord,” they were then given a certificate showing they had done so (CHIPL 44) – [ICE RIM EPOCH:]

250   – It is calculated that no less than 30,000 Christians are living in Rome by this

year, and that most of them came from the poorer classes as they spoke

Greek, the language of the slaves and poor men, true Romans of the upper

classes used Latin. (CHIPL 31), The Mayan Civilization in Mesoamerica, centered in the Yucatán peninsula, becomes one of the most dominant of the area’s regional groups, it’ll reach its peak around 500 A.D., the Mayans excel at pottery, hieroglyph writing, calendar-making and mathematics, and they will leave an astonishing amount of great architecture, The Romans build one of a series of ‘Saxon shore forts’ at Porchester in Hampshire, England (CPSH 14)

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