Second century Apostolic Father. Friend of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna. Bishop of Hierapolis, Phrygia (in modern Turkey). Author of lengthy commentaries on the life, teaching, and works of Jesus; they survive only in fragments.
- early 2nd century
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Medieval Religion Listserv, by John Dillon
- New Catholic Dictionary
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Papias of Hierapolis“. Saints.SQPN.com. 23 August 2013. Web. 13 December 2013. <>