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Alexandrians, Epistle to the
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The so-called Muratorian Fragment (Canon Muratori; a passage from Cod. Ambr. 1.101 suppl.; Bobbio, 8th cent. CE; see Leqlercq, 1934, 543–546], Muratori, 1740, 851–856) mentions and rejects a certain Epistle to the Alexandrians (2nd cent. CE?), together with an Epistle to the Laodiceans (Laodiceans, Epistle to the). The crucial passage of the fragment reads as follows:

There is current also [an epistle] to the Laodiceans, [and] another to the Alexandrians, [both] forged in Paul’s name to [further] the heresy of Marcion, and several others which canno…

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Grünstäudl, Wolfgang, “Alexandrians, Epistle to the”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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