Aristo of Pella
SECOND century. According to Maximus the Confessor in the seventh century, Aristo wrote a “Dialogue between Jason and Papiscus concerning Christ,” in which proofs from the OT (version of Aquila) adduced by the Jewish Christian Jason led to a request for baptism from the Jew Papiscus. Celsus, , Jerome, and apparently Tertullian knew the work which, dated about 140, might make Aristo the earliest known Apologist against Judaism. Eusebius found in Aristo information about the defeat of Bar-Kochba and of the exclusion of Jews from Jerusalem by Hadrian.