There was no postal system in the ancient Roman Empire.
Semantics. When you read this what do you think it is saying?
( It consisted of thousands of stations placed along the main roads; these had to supply fresh horses, mules, donkeys, and oxen, as well as carts, food, fodder, and accommodation.”)
(Despite this evidence that the government did supervise the functioning of the network of stations - and, presumably, its development over the centuries, the service was not supplied by a department of state in the same way as (say) the modern Royal Mail in the UK.)
Is it saying there was no postal system or that there was a postal system but not like the UK government supervised modern system?
How does a poor man like Paul afford $30 letters to many many churches ?
Was Paul using the Pony Express?
How does a poor man like Paul afford $30 letters to many many churches?
How did Judge Rutherford drive two 12 cylinder Cadillacs and live in a mansion?
He had special wealthy donors.
A very famous bishop named Marcion is described this way: Hippolytus records that Marcion was the son of the bishop of Sinope, in Pontus. His near-contemporaries Rhodo and Tertullian described him as a wealthy ship owner, [ 3 ] and he is said to have made a donation of 200,000 sesterces to the church