9. EPISCOPUS. Gennadius (De Viris illustribus,
31) mentions "Paulus Episcopus," he does not say of what see, as having written a little book on repentance, De Paenitentia Libellus
, in which he cautions the penitent against such an excess of sorrow as might lead to despair. We have no means of identifying this Paulus.
The period occupied by the writers enumerated by Gennadius includes that in which Paul of Emesa [No. 8] flourished; and as he was the most eminent prelate of the time of his name, he may possibly be the writer mentioned by Gennadius.