|Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Papias - Thorough essay on what we know of this bishop, called by St. Irenaeus "a hearer of John." Also an exposition of the writings of Papias, who died around 120.
||The Columbia Encyclopedia: Papias - Brief entry.
|External Evidence: Papias - References to Papias in Greek and Latin, c. 300-1630, with English translations. Greek not viewable in Netscape 3 or 4.
||Introductory Note to the Fragments of Papias - From the Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. I.
|New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Papias - Five-page article by Benjamin W. Bacon, with contributions from others, dwells on the thorny question of Papias's relation to John. Includes bibliography. Requires ability to view PNG files.
||Papias of Hierapolis - Very brief biographical note.
|The Writings of Papias - Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History, Book 3, Chapter 39. Quotes Irenaeus, then Papias himself, and comments on the relationship of Papias to "John." With notes. 123K.