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Papias was an early Bishop of Hierapolis who wrote a 5 volume history entitled Exposition of the Sayings of the Lord. His work, produced in the early 2nd century, has been lost, save for quotations surviving in the writings of other authors. Irenaeus indicated he was a disciple of the apostle John.

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Was Papias the scribe who wrote the Gospel of John?

It was very common practice in antiquity for the author of a book or letter to use a scribe/amanuensis (see descriptions in letters of Cicero, for example), and the use of a scribe is attested or ...