Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Rev. Nimrod

Part of my job involves research in historical listings of Church of the Brethren ministers. There are the requisite Johns, Josephs, Davids and even John Calvins, but there are also a smattering of very strangely named clergy. Here's a sampling of some of the best, with multiple entries denoted in parentheses:

Ethelbert
Absalom (iii)
Athanasius
Augustus (i)
Abednego
Elihu
Ananais (ii)
Flavius Josephus (i)
Augustine

and, my personal favorite:
Nimrod

3 comments:

Karen said...

You have got to be kindding! Nimrod? Where and when?

JESS said...

The Brethern were ahead of the times... "Flavius Flav" was no doubt a nickname :c)

Anonymous said...

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