Midwife of the Christian Bible

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IRENAEUS WAS A LIVING LINK to the apostles. Although he became bishop of Lyons, in France, he was originally from the East. He was probably born in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey) around A.D. 130-140. As a youth he had seen and heard Polycarp of Smyrna, who, as Irenaeus put it, had received the things concerning the Lord from “the eyewitnesses of the Word of Life” (the name of John the disciple is often mentioned as one of these).
Original languageEnglish
JournalChristian History
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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