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  • John Lupia
    John N. Lupia 501 North Avenue B-1 Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208-1731 USA JLupia2@excite.com TO: Stephen Carlson I do know that the Chapter Library of Nimes had
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      John N. Lupia
      501 North Avenue B-1
      Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208-1731 USA
      JLupia2@...


      TO: Stephen Carlson


      I do know that the Chapter Library of Nimes had a medieval
      catalog that lists the following entry: "librum Papie, librum
      de verbis Domini" (a book by Papias, a book of the words of the
      Lord). Unfortunately, this library was destroyed in the 1500s
      by the Huguenots, before it had a chance for its contents to be
      edited and published. See D.C. Parker, THE LIVING TEXT OF THE
      GOSPELS (1997): 99 n.2 citing C. H. Turner, STUDIES IN EARLY
      CHURCH HISTORY: COLLECTED PAPERS (1912): 247 n.8.


      Both Parker and Turner missed the original scholar who published this:
      PHILIP SCHAFF, HISTORY of the CHRISTIAN CHURCH[1] Vol. 2. (NY, 5th ed.
      1889) see footnote 1289


      Full Citation Below


      [1289] LOGIWN KURIWN ECHGHSI , Explanatio sermonum Domini. The word
      ECHGHSI" here no doubt means interpretation of some already existing
      gospel record, since Anastasius of Sinai (d. 599) classes Papias among
      Biblical exegetes or interpreters. He probably took as his text the
      canonical Gospels, and gave his own comments on the Lord's Discourses
      therein contained, together with additional sayings which he had
      derived, directly or indirectly, from personal disciples of Christ.
      Although this work has disappeared for several centuries, it may
      possibly yet be recovered either in the original, or in a Syriac or
      Armenian version. The work was still extant in 1218 in the MSS.
      collection of the church at Nismes, according to Gallandi and Pitra. It
      is also mentioned thrice in the Catalogue of the Library of the
      Benedictine Monastery of Christ Church, Canterbury, contained in the
      Cottonian MS. of the thirteenth or fourteenth century. Donaldson, p.
      402. On the meaning of logia see Vol. I. 622 sq.

      Peace in Christ,

      John
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