Adelaide Chapter

Papias of Hierapolis, by Kevin Rogers, 28 May, 2020.

February 18, 2022

Papias (c 60 AD to c 130 AD) was bishop of Hierapolis in western Turkey. He provides the first extant record about the authorship of the gospels and the manner of Christian oral tradition.

His writings are highly debated and controversial, as they impinge on basic questions such as

  • Who wrote the gospels?
  • Are the gospels based on eye-witness sources?
  • Are the gospels an accurate record of what Jesus said and did?
Kevin Rogers

Kevin Rogers is the director of Reasonable Faith Adelaide. He is also an engineering lecturer and researcher at the University of South Australia.

His presentation is available on YouTube.