I have read that the Apostle Paul was well educated in classical literature, and it is fun to find indications of that fact. In 2 Corinthians 3:3 he wrote, “you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God,
not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.
This is an apparent allusion to Pericles’ Funeral Oration (431 BC), when that great statesman told the Athenians,
in foreign lands there dwells also an unwritten memorial of them, graven not on stone but in the hearts of men.
The Apostle Paul knew his Pericles, just as he elsewhere echoed Aristotle.