Thallus: The Samaritan?

@article{Rigg1941ThallusTS,
  title={Thallus: The Samaritan?},
  author={Horace Abram Rigg},
  journal={Harvard Theological Review},
  year={1941},
  volume={34},
  pages={111 - 119}
}
  • H. Rigg
  • Published 1 April 1941
  • Philosophy, History
  • Harvard Theological Review
In the extant writings of certain of the Church Fathers there are some interesting references to a man named Thallus. At the present time, beyond what can be inferred from these early Christian references, nothing is certainly known about him. In recent years, however, attempts have been made to fix the identity of this Thallus. Because of its potential significance for the early history of the gospel tradition, one of these attempts has become rather popular. Much of the acclaim over this… 

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