It is not correct to say that fragments are here broken off from the larger whole of Gospels, Acts, or Epistles; but rather they are bits, destined to be fitted into the system of mosaic or patchwork. By the aid of Mr. Sent by them for the study of the law to Jerusalem, by Gamaliel, a very learned man of whom Luke makes mention, he was taught. But Anglo-Saxon letters are a sixteenth-century invention; and it is impossible to trace the study of them higher than the Elizabethan scholars, or a hint of them in existence before the time of Henry the Eighth. In this new romance the design is discovered of making a Pope Damasus patron of the Biblical men, in the way the Popes are said to have actually been their patrons during the sixteenth century.
Does our author, Polydore, ask himself whether the tale is probable, or whether such a survival of Christianity in Ethiopia could be traced through some 1, years?
Chronological Order of the Pauline Epistles
The next generation may have been one of feverish activity; and a vast quantity of alleged early writing must have been perpetrated during the seventeenth century, and possibly the eighteenth. From the time when letters began to be forged in his name 2 Thess 2: I may leave my English readers to make the detailed examination for themselves. And one is strongly tempted to suspect that the chapter of John Leland may be a late interpolation. And it is impossible to trace anything of these Epistles higher than the Benedictine beginnings. Dean Colet.