Titus 1:12

1:12 a prophet of their own. Paul quotes Epimenides, a sixth century b.c. poet and religious reformer from Knossos on Crete, who was known for his predictions and wisdom. Paul is not placing Epimenides on the same level as the Old Testament prophets; he is simply appealing to the esteem in which Epimenides was held in the ancient world.