Epistle to the Laodiceans

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  • End of third century
  • Unknown author
  • Comprised of 20 verses
  • The letter is said to be written by someone in prison, possibly trying to “imitate Paul”? Or just someone genuinely in prison

Reasons for rejection/non-inclusion

  1. Jerome reports that everyone rejected this letter
  2. Considered spurious
  3. Patchwork of phrases put together plagiarising the letters of Paul, especially Philippians
  4. No evidence of a Greek text

Useful external attestation details

  1. Warns against heretics
  2. The Apostle Paul exists
  3. Jesus is “Lord”
  4. Paul proclaimed the Gospel

Reinforces attestation for the book of Philippians

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