I was wondering if anyone knew of any recent scholarship on the authenticity of the epistles Ignatius wrote. I know that epistles to the Antiochians, Tarsians, Philippians, Mary the Virgin, St. John, Hero, Maria of Cassoblae, and Mary at Neopolis are considered spurious by the large majority of scholars (at least that I know of).
On the other hand, the epistles to the Ephesians, Smyrneans, Philadelphians, Romans, Trallians, Magnesians and to Polycarp all have long and short versions, which makes for some interesting debate as to which, if either, is authentic.
On top of that, the epistles to the Ephesians, the Romans and Polycarp all have Syriac versions that differ from the longer/shorter versions of their Greek/Latin bretheren.
Does anyone know much about the authenticity of the Ignatian epistles, especially in regards to recent scholarship? (Referral to good books/weblinks are also appreciated:)) Thanks again guys.