Traditions of Matthias
MATTHIAS, TRADITIONS OF. Ais mentioned by Origen and other sources. Three (possibly four) quotations from the are preserved by , and these show affinities with the Gospel of the Hebrews and the Coptic . According to Clement and Hippolytus, the Basilidians claimed traditions transmitted by Matthias. The problem is (a) whether the documents mentioned are identical (scholars differ), and (b) whether they are connected with the Basilidians (Clement’s quotations are not markedly Gnostic). See NTAp. I. 308ff.