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Aristo of Pella
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Aristo of Pella, in Jordan (at one time the capital of Alexander the Great), flourished somewhere between 135 and 178 CE and was a Greek writer of Christian apologetics. The chief text attributed to him is a record of a dispute; this text, entitled The Dialogue between Jason and Papiscus, claims to be the exchange between (the Christian) Jason and (the Jew) Papiscus, and it is regarded as the first …

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Hunt, Hannah, “Aristo of Pella”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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