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Seneca, Correspondence of Paul and
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The pseudepigraphic correspondence between Seneca and Paul includes 14 epistles, 8 ascribed to Seneca and 6 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 features, the content of the letters shows that the name…

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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 26 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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