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Of the Greek version the last fifth or so is missing.The shepherd is one of the meanings that was probably attached to some figurines of the Good Shepherd as well as a symbol for Christ, or a traditional pagan kriophoros.He is consoled by a vision of the Church in the form of an aged woman, weak and helpless from the sins of the faithful, who tells him to do penance and to correct the sins of his children.Subsequently he sees her made younger through penance, yet wrinkled and with white hair; then again, as quite young but still with white hair; and lastly, she shows herself as glorious as a Bride.
90 for at least the historicised setting of the first two visions.
The book consists of five visions granted to Hermas, a former slave.
This is followed by twelve mandates or commandments, and ten similitudes, or parables.
The book was originally written in Rome, was made very shortly afterwards.
A second Latin translation, the Palatina, was made at the beginning of the fifth century.