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On the "Western Five" extra-Peshitta books
Thirdwoe Wrote:The statement about "John the Presbyter" is 1st mentioned by Bishop Papias in the early part of the 2nd century, him being a hearer of the Apostle John himself. He seems to give the idea that The Apostle and the Presbyter are not the same John...and this has given rise to the thought that the 2nd and 3rd letters are not by The Apostle John, but by the Presbyter John.

Here is some info about Bishop Papias:

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Thanks, Chuck!

Would you be so kind as to provide the quote and reference so I can read Papias' own words on the topic?

-Peace & blessings

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