Papias was an Apostolic Father, Bishop of Hierapolis (modern Turkey), and author who lived circa 70–163 AD.
It was Papias who wrote the Exposition of the Sayings of the Lord in five books. This work, which is lost apart from brief excerpts of Irenaeus of Lyons (ca. 180 AD) and Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. 320 AD), is an important early source on Christian oral tradition and especially on the origins of the canonical Gospels.
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Year Written: (Assumed)110-140 AD
Scripture Type:Church Father - Author
The Church Fathers are ancient and generally influential Christian theologians, some of whom were eminent teachers and great bishops. The term is used of writers or teachers of the Church not necessarily ordained and not necessarily "saints". A Church Father who has authored or written a text or work is a Church Father Author.
Further Reading: earlychristianwritings.com/text/papias.html
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