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5. Of Pella in Palestine, lived in the time of the emperor Hadrian or shortly after.


διάλεξις Παπίσκου καὶ Ἰάσονος

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. 3.24.) 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. 3.13.)


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) and elsewhere.

Further Information

Hubmann, l.c. p. 105.

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