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Epistles of Paul and Seneca
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A noncanonical, mid to late 3rd-century ad or early 4th-century ad collection of 14 pseudepigraphal letters supposedly exchanged between the Apostle Paul and Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 bcad 65), the Roman philosopher and former tutor of Emperor Nero. These letters were never widely regarded as authoritative in the early church period.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Paul and Seneca, Letters of
Paul and Seneca, Letters of A noncanonical, mid to late 3rd-century ad or early 4th-century ad collection of 14 pseudepigraphal letters supposedly exchanged between the Apostle Paul and Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 bcad 65), the Roman philosopher and former tutor of Emperor Nero. These letters were never
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Paul and Seneca, Epistles of
PAUL AND SENECA, EPISTLES OF. A series of 14 Latin letters that comprise an apocryphal correspondence between Paul and the Roman philosopher Seneca. They were most likely written in the 3d or 4th century to commend Seneca to Christians or to recommend Paul’s letters to members of Roman society. The correspondence
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Paul and Seneca, Letters Of
Paul and Seneca, Letters ofA collection of 14 Latin letters purportedly exchanged between the apostle and the 1st-century Roman philosopher. Known to both Jerome and Augustine, the correspondence, which includes eight brief letters by Seneca and six by Paul, probably dates to the 4th century (although
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Paul and Seneca, Letters of (Writing)
Paul and Seneca, Letters of PAUL AND SENECA[sĕnˊə kə], LETTERS OF.† A collection of fourteen spurious letters between Seneca and the apostle Paul. A Spanish-born and Romaneducated Stoic philosopher and statesman, Lucius Annaeus Seneca was the teacher and trusted advisor of the emperor Nero. Suspected
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Paul and Seneca, Letters of (Writing)
Paul and Seneca, Letters of. A collection of fourteen letters ostensibly exchanged between the apostle Paul and Seneca, the Roman philosopher and tutor of the emperor Nero. The two men were contemporaries (Seneca died, according to Jerome, “two years before the glorious martyrdom of Peter and Paul”);
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
PAUL AND SENECA, LETTERS OF
PAUL AND SENECA, LETTERS OF pawl, sen´uh-kuh. The letters of Paul and SENECA profess to be the personal correspondence between the apostle and the famous Stoic philosopher. Of the fourteen letters in the corpus, six are attributed to Paul and eight to Seneca. The letters, which place Paul within the