Citations in Early Christian Writings

Here is my chronological table of written citations in the early Christian writings - to the names & terms associated with Jesus Christ, and to the Gospels, and also Paul. I collected the digital text versions of the early writings of the Christians and searched with WinGrep as shown.

Size of document : small, medium, large. Type of reference: lower case = informal, general principle,or uncertain; Upper Case = specific, formal, certain. At the top and bottom of each column is its key.

AD

  Writings

Savior Messiah sonGod sonMan KingJews

Word Logos lamb God Seed david

Suffered Pierced Died Crucified Resurrected Ascended

Miracles Saying Lazarus Healings Galilee Cana transFigured

Virginbirth bEthlehem Nazareth virginMary Herod Baptism John River jordan

Last Supper Eucharist pAssion Betrayed jUdas Pilate the Tomb

Gospels Quotes Paul Epistles

                 

50

1 Thess.

   

d r

       
 

1 Cor.

   

d c r

   

l b

 
 

2 Cor.

sG

 

s d c r

       
 

Galatians

sG

 

d c

       
 

Romans

sG

Sd

d c r

       
 

Phillipians

S

 

s r

       
 

Philemon

             

60

Hebrews

sG sM

 

s r

       

70

Jewish War

             

80

Colossians

             
 

1 John

sG S

w

         
 

James

             

81

Domitian

             

90

Ephesians

sG S

 

a

       
 

2 Thess.

             
 

1 Peter

 

W

s r

       
 

1 Clement

S

 

s r

S

   

P E

 

p.Egerton

     

M S

     
 

Revelation

sG sM

W lG

p c r

       

98

Trajan

             

100

Didakhe

   

r

   

E

 
 

Oxy1224

     

S

     
 

Jude

             

110

Barnabas

sG

 

S P C R A

M

     

117

Hadrian

             

120

2,3 John

G S

           
 

apoc.Peter

             
 

Aristides

sG M

 

P D R A

 

v

 

g l

 

Secret James

sM S

W

C

S H

     
 

g.Thomas

     

S H

B

   
 

Preach Peter

 

W

s r

       
 

Quadratus

s

   

H

     

130

Papias

S

 

r

S

 

U

mk mt

 

2 Peter

S

         

P E

 

Pastorals

S

Sd

r

   

P

 
 

Hermas

sG

           

132

Bar Kochba

             
 

Oxy840

s

   

s

     
 

Ignatius

sG sM S

Sd

s d c r

 

M H

E A P

P E

 

Poly. Phil.

sG S

 

S D R

s

   

P E

138

Antoninus Pius

             

140

Diognetus

sG S

W

       

g

 

epis. Apostles

sG S

 

L C R A

M S L H G C

V E M B

U P

l mt j P

 

2 Clement

S

 

S r

S

   

G

150

Ptolemy

S

W L

       

J P E

 

dial. Savior

sM S

   

S

 

U

 
 

g.Mary

sM S

   

h

     
 

Justin M.

SG sM S

W L lG

S P D C R A

M S H

V E N M H B J R

L E A P T

l mt G

 

Min. Felix

   

r

       
 

i.g. James

sg KJ

     

V E M H

   
 

i.g. Thomas

     

M S

M

   
 

Poly. Mart.

S

 

S C r

s

 

B U

 

160

Tatian Ad. N.

 

L

r

       

161

M. Aurelius

             
 

g.Truth

 

L

s

       
 

g.Ebionites

sG

     

H B J R

b U

G

 

Heracleon

sM S M

W lG

 

S H G C

B J

A

J

170

a.Peter

sG

W

D C R

 

V N M H

E U P

P

 

Apollonaris

sG

lG

P C S

   

t

 
 

a.Paul

sG

Sd

r C

L

V M

 

P

 

a.Andrew

sG

lG

S C

 

H

   
 

Athenagoras

sG

L

r

       
180 Commodus              

 

ScillitanM

           

P E

 

Theophilus

 

W

r

     

G

 

Irenaeus

sG sM S

L W lG Sd

S P D C R A

M S L H G C F

V E N M H B J R

l E A B U P t

Mk Mt L J P E

190

ClementA

sG sM kJ S

L W lG

c D R S

L H

 

L E A B U t

Mk Mt L J P E

210

Tertullian

sG sM kJ S

L W lG Sd

S P D C R A

M S L H G C F

V E N M H B J R

L E A B U P T

Mk Mt L J P E

220

Origen

sG sM kJ S M

L W lG Sd

S P D C R A

M S H G C F

V E N M H B J R

E A B U P T

Mk Mt L J P E

 

Hippolytus

sG sM M S

L W lG

S P D C R A

M S H G C

V E N M H B J R

E A B U P T

Mk Mt L J P E

                 
AD Writings

Savior Messiah sonGod sonMan KingJews

Word Logos lamb God Seed david

Suffered Pierced Died Crucified Resurrected Ascended

Miracles Saying Lazarus Healings Galilee Cana transFigured

Virginbirth bEthlehem Nazareth virginMary Herod Baptism John River jordan

Last Supper Eucharist pAssion Betrayed jUdas Pilate the Tomb

Gospels Quotes Paul Epistles

 

This table helps to classify broad periods of Gospel development -

1st C. – Gospels and life of Jesus of Nazareth unknown,

early 2nd C. – sayings of Jesus becoming known, a few details of life of Jesus known,

early-mid 2nd C. – early writings mentioned, proto-Gospels appear,

mid 2nd C. – 'memoirs of the Apostles' appear, life of Jesus much better known,

late-mid 2nd C. – Gospels numbered Four with DiaTessaron ('FromFour')

late 2nd C. – Gospels named and become well known.

 

by Kapyong

 


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