140), had a collection of ten out of thirteen, in the order, Gal., r and 2 Cor., Rom., r and 2 Thess., Laodic. (= Eph.), Col., Phil., Philem.
There is further resemblance in the formal moral code, arranged by classes of persons, and having much the same contents in the two epistles (Eph.
Epiphanius further charges Simon with having tried to wrest the words of St Paul about the armour of God (Eph.
This would be inexplicable if Eph.
678) ascribes to this work Eph.
It is noteworthy that in Eph.
19), Ephesus (Eph.
In both, also, Tychicus carries the letter, and in almost identical language the readers are told that he will by word of mouth give fuller information about the apostle's affairs (Eph.
This prophetic and apocalyptic note, which characterizes Hermas among the Apostolic Fathers (though there are traces of it also in the Didache and in Ignatius, ad Eph.
External Evidence and Canonicity, and Century.-It is possible that the Apocalypse was known to Ignatius, Eph.