Apostolic Fathers, The

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Michael W. Holmes, Joseph Barber Lightfoot, John Reginald Harmer
Baker Academic, 2007 - Religion - 801 pages
Following the publication of his revised translations in The Apostolic Fathers in English, 3rd ed., Michael Holmes, a leading expert on these texts, offers a thoroughly revised and redesigned bilingual edition, featuring Greek (or Latin) and English on facing pages. Introductions and bibliographies are generous and up to date. In the textual apparatus, existing notes have been revised and expanded, and well over 200 new notes have been added. This handsome and handy one-volume, thin-paper edition will be an essential resource for students and scholars and a joy to book lovers.

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Michael Holmes has done a great job providing text, critical apparatus and translation of the Apostolic Fathers (70-150AD). I found this work accessible, scholarly and an invaluable aid for contextual ... Read full review


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First Clement
Second Clement
The Letters of Ignatius
The Letter of Polycarp to the Philippians
The Martyrdom of Polycarp
The Didache
The Epistle of Barnabas
The Shepherd of Hermas
The Epistle to Diognetus and the Fragment of Quadratus
Fragments of Papias
Thematic Analysis of the Apostolic Fathers
Subject Index to the Introductions and Notes
Index of Ancient Sources

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Michael W. Holmes (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is executive director of the Scholars Initiative
at the Museum of the Bible. He previously served as professor of biblical studies and early Christianity at Bethel University. Holmies is the author or editor of several books, including a commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians. A leading scholar of the Apostolic Fathers, he is currently writing a major critical commentary on Polycarp's Letter to the Philippians and The Martyrdom of Polycarp.

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