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Seneca, Correspondence of Paul and
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The pseudepigraphic correspondence between Seneca and Paul (Paul [Apostle]) includes 14 epistles, eight ascribed to Seneca and six to Paul. The work was originally written and handed down in Latin.

The correspondence was considered authentic until the Renaissance, when Erasmus of Rotterdam demonstrated that the work is pseudepigraphic (see Fürst, 2006, 74–79). In addition to linguistic and stylistic f…

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Stettner, Johannes, “Seneca, Correspondence of Paul and”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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