I am on a trip to Turkey and Greece learning about the first century world which the Apostle Paul lived in. After we landed in Istanbul this afternoon; a couple of things became immediately clear. First, this place is not Texas. The buildings and roads and bridges and styles of dress are very different. Second, if one of these people landed in Fredericksburg and dressed from Walmart, you would think they were one of US.
And, this place was old 2,000 years ago.