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Chapter X.

Hermas23862386    The date of Hermas depends on what Hermas is supposed to be the author. He is supposed to be 1 the Hermas of the New Testament, or 2 the brother of Pius I (139–54) or 3 a still later Hermas. All these views have distinguished advocates, but this view of Jerome taken from Origen through Eusebius is not much accepted. 23872387    HermasA T 25 30 e; Herman Her. Val. a 31; Hermam H Cypr. whom the apostle Paul mentions in writing to the Romans “Salute23882388    Salute(omitting Asyncritus) A H T 25 30 31 a e etc. Cypr.; add Asyncritus Val. Her. Greek from the New Testament. Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas23892389    Hermes Patrobas Hermas A H T 25 30 a e Val. Gr. etc.; omit Hermes. A Her. and the brethren that are with them”23902390    Salutethem Rom. 15. 14 is reputed to be the author of the book which is called Pastor and which is also read publicly in some churches of Greece. It is in fact a useful book and many of the ancient writers quote from it as authority, but among the Latins it is almost unknown.


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