Corinthians, Apocryphal Epistles to and From

Corinthians, Apocryphal Epistles To And From.

There are two such letters extant in the Armenian language: the first is called "The Epistle of the Corinthians to Paul the Apostle," and the second "The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians." They were evidently based upon the early belief that the apostle had written to these converts more than twice. Their spuriousness has been shown by Carpzov (Epistolae duae apocryphoe, etc. Lips. 1776) and Ullman (Heidelberger Jahrb. 1823, 6). The original Armenian with a translation, will be found in Aucher, Arm. Grammar (p. 143-161); it was also edited by Rink (Heidelb. 1824). These epistles are translated into Arabic, Latin, and English, in Whiston's Authentic Records (2, 585-604). There are also "Two Epistles of Clement to the Corinthians" extant, the second of which, at least, is probably apocryphal. SEE CLEMENT OF ROME; SEE CLEMENTINES. An English version of them exists in Wake's Apostolical Fathers; also a commentary on them by Lightfoot (Lond. 1869, 8vo). SEE EPISTLES (Spurious).

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