Shepherd of Hermas
Shepherd of Hermas was well-known and enjoyed great influence amongst early Christians in the 2nd and 3rd centuries, but its popularity had almost entirely died out by the 4th century. The Shepard of Hermas is an allegorical book written mostly in the first person describing the visions of Hermas, a former slave. It also includes 12 commandments and 10 parables on Christian Ethics and the importance of being faithful.
The Shepard of Hermas was referenced by many early church fathers such as Origen, Tertullian, Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria.
SHOULD HAVE BEEN INCLUDED
Year: 100-160 AD
691 views · 5 hrs ago
IMPORTANT: All Scripture text has context and background. Scripture should never be read literally or in isolation. Always seek clarification from religious scholars and teachers. In general, Scripture adheres to four principles: (1) Literal Meaning - What the Scripture says (2) Historical Setting - The story events; how the Scripture was understood in its time (3) Grammar - The surrounding sentence and paragraph; textual context (4) Synthesis - A comparison with similar Scripture to give a better contextual understanding