Who is Demetrius?

The end of this letter introduced another man named Demetrius.  He may have been ordained a bishop of Philadelphia (now Amman, Jordan).  Demetrius was probably a member of the group of missionaries discussed earlier in the letter.  This elder wanted to recommend him to Gaius.  Recommendation letters were quite common in the early church, since Paul often used them.  Have you ever written a letter of recommendation?

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