3, 4, (b) in the letter to Victor, where Irenaeus gives an account of Polycarp's visit to Rome, (c) in the letter to Florinus - a most important document which describes the intercourse between Irenaeus and Polycarp and Polycarp's relation with St John.
1 The main attack is directed against the Epistle to Florinus, doubtless because of its importance.
Trans., 18 97), p. 150.4 Letter to Florinus ap. Euseb.
This testimony is expanded in the remarkable words which Irenaeus addresses to Florinus:" I saw thee when I was still a boy Orals 8364;TL 6v) in Lower Asia in company with Polycarp. ..
In his work against the Heresies and in his letter to Florinus, about 185-191, he tells how he had himself known Bishop Polycarp of Smyrna, and how Polycarp " used to recount his familiar intercourse with John and the others who had seen the Lord "; and explicitly identifies this John with the Zebedean and the evangelist.