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The Apostolic Fathers, 3rd Edition

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  1. Michael W. Holmes

    Michael W. Holmes

    Michael W. Holmes (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is executive director of the Scholars Initiative
    at the Museum of the Bible. He previously served as professor of biblical studies and early Christianity at Bethel University. Holmes is the author or...

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"This edition of the Apostolic Fathers now stands as the definitive English edition and is indispensable for any student of early Christianity."--Fred W. Burnett, Religious Studies Review

"The modest pricing of this paperback edition puts it in range of general readers. Full indexes complete the volume. Holmes and his publisher are to be commended for this serviceable edition."-Novum Testamentum

"Originally published in 1992 and now slightly revised and thoroughly updated in its bibliographies and introductions, this bilingual edition has become the standard text to be consulted on ancient writings such as 1 Clement, the letters of Ignatius, the Didache, the Shepherd of Hermas, and the Papias fragments. The editor is to be congratulated on his accomplishments."--International Review of Biblical Studies