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Title: The Martyrdom of Polycarp

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Date: December 16, 1998
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To the reader, this letter might appear to be similar to letters we find in Romans, Corinthians, Thessalonians, etc. This particular replica of the manuscript was copied by Pionius, who is later arrested on the anniversary of Polycarp's martyrdom. It is first called to our attention, however, in section XXII of the manuscript that the original author of this letter is Irenaeus, who was a disciple of Polycarp...

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Later Gaius, who lived with Irenaeus, copies it for himself. Irenaeus had searched for this document because Polycarp had shown it to him in a dream. He later finds the document, worn from age, and copies it. We first meet Polycarp in his final days. He went from farm to farm in an attempt to hide from the government officials...

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