Papias, Fragments

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Papias and Quadratus

Fragments of Papias and Quadratus

Papias Fragments

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Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 5.33.3–4; Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History, 3.39.1

Praedicta itaque benedictio ad tempora regni sine contradictione pertinet, quando regnabunt iusti surgentes a mortuis, quando et creatura renovata et liberata multitudinem fructificabit universae escae, ex rore caeli et ex fertilitate terrae: quemadmodum presbyteri meminerunt, qui Ioannem discipulum domini viderunt, audisse se ab eo, quemadmodum de temporibus illis docebat dominus et dicebat:

2. venient dies, in quibus vineae nascentur, singulae decem millia palmitum habentes, et in uno palmite dena millia brachiorum, et in uno vero brachio1 dena millia flagellorum, et in unoquoque flagello dena millia botruum, et in unoquoque botro dena millia acinorum, et unumquodque acinum expressum dabit viginti quinque meretras vini.

3. et cum

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Fragments Of Papias And Quadratus

Papias Fragments

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Irenaeus, Against Heresies 5.33.3–4; Greek: Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 3.39.1

Thus the blessing that is foretold belongs without question to the times of the kingdom, when the righteous will rise from the dead and rule, and the creation that is renewed and set free will bring forth from the dew of heaven and the fertility of the soil1 an abundance of food of all kinds. Thus the elders who saw John, the disciple of the Lord, remembered hearing him say how the Lord used to teach about those times, saying:

2. “The days are coming when vines will come forth, each with ten thousand boughs; and on a single bough will be ten thousand branches. And indeed, on a single branch will be ten thousand shoots and on every shoot ten thousand clusters; and in every cluster will be ten thousand grapes, and every grape, when pressed, will yield twenty-five measures of

  • 1Cf. Gen 27:28.
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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.papias-fragments.2003