5. Of Pella in Palestine, lived in the time of the emperor Hadrian or shortly after.
His date is inferred from his writing a work on the insurrection of the Jews, which broke out in the reign of this emperor. (Euseb. Hist. Eccl. 4.6
; Niceph. Callist. Hist. Eccl.
He also wrote a work entitled διάλεξις Παπίσκου καὶ Ἰάσονος
, that is, a dialogue between Papiscus, a Jew, and Jason, a Jewish Christian, in which the former became convinced of the truth of the Christian religion. (Origen. c. Cels.
iv. p. 199; Hieronym. Epist. ad Galat.
It was translated at an early time into Latin by one Celsus, but, with the exception of a few fragments, it is now lost. The introduction written to it by the translator is still extant, and is printed in the Oxford edition of the " Opuscula" of Cyprian (p. 30)