Mathetes “Unknown Author”



“Mathetes” is not a proper name; it simply means “a disciple.” The writer may be a Johannine Christian, although the name “Jesus” and the expression the “Christ” are not present in the text. The author prefers, rather, to refer to the “son” as “the Word.”[3]

Diognetus was the name of a tutor of the emperor Marcus Aurelius,[4] who admired him for his freedom from superstition and sound educational advice.[5] It is unlikely, however, that this is the “Diognetus” that the text has in mind.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistle_to_Diognetus

FAIR USE NOTICE:
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of religious, environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material; the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. For purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *