amiable, with Hymenaeus, at Ephesus, said that the "resurrection was past already" (2 Tim. 2:17, 18). This was a Gnostic heresy held by the Nicolaitanes. (See ALEXANDER ØT0000168 .)
Of this philetus nothing certain is known, but he is supposed to have been a freedman of the emperor Claudius.
You, philetus,V.15 may easily perceive why I have written this.
Hermogenes, being then enraged, caused both James and philetus to be bound in fetters by demons and brought to him.
If Hymenus and philetus wish to deny the resurrection, let them also surrender the word which expresses it.