Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus

I guess I will just reread all the ECFs of last year with hopes to read more of Philip Schaff's compilations afterward.  Next to bat is an anonymous epistle by a man who calls himself Mathetes.  He writes to another unknown man named Diognetus. 

Most people think that the author was another disciple of Paul, and that he did not live too long after the apostles had passed away.  People have guessed Justin Martyr, Clement, Apollos, and even Marcus Aurelius as authors.  Ultimately, people are not sure who wrote this or why he wrote to Diognetus.  I will simply have to read to find out if I agree or not.

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