This very early Christian document describes a series of allegorical visions. The author cannot be identified with any certainty, but in places it was ascribed to the companion of Paul (without particular warrant -- the name was not rare, personal information is lacking for both persons) and given canonical authority.
Catholic Encyclopedia: Hermas
Introductory article.
Osiek, Shepherd of Hermas: A Commentary
Review of this translation and commentary by Carolyn Osiek. (at Review of Biblical Literature) [PDF]
The Shepherd of Hermas
HTML etext of the Lightfoot translation.
The Shepherd of Hermas
Includes translations, links to resources, and scholarly quotes.
The Shepherd of Hermas
ASCII e-text of the Lightfoot translation.
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