What Are the Odds that Origen DIDN'T Use his Master Ammonius's Gospel Canons in his Commentaries?

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What Are the Odds that Origen DIDN'T Use his Master Ammonius's Gospel Canons in his Commentaries?

Post by Secret Alias » Thu May 16, 2019 7:33 am

Everyone knows that in both the Commentary on John and on Matthew there are numerous places where Origen makes reference to what parallel readings are found in other gospels. Do we really need proof that Origen used or did use Ammonius's gospel canons like Eusebius? Or is it fair to assume he knew them?
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Re: What Are the Odds that Origen DIDN'T Use his Master Ammonius's Gospel Canons in his Commentaries?

Post by Secret Alias » Thu May 16, 2019 8:23 pm

It's a great article. But the OP isn't addressed as far as I can see.
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Re: What Are the Odds that Origen DIDN'T Use his Master Ammonius's Gospel Canons in his Commentaries?

Post by andrewcriddle » Sat May 18, 2019 12:51 am

Secret Alias wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:23 pm
It's a great article. But the OP isn't addressed as far as I can see.
It suggests that Origen's work on the Septuagint was inspired by Ammonius' work on the Gospels.
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pioneering piece of scholarship drew upon a long tradition of Alexandrian textual
scholarship and likely served as the inspiration for Origen’s more famous
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Re: What Are the Odds that Origen DIDN'T Use his Master Ammonius's Gospel Canons in his Commentaries?

Post by Secret Alias » Mon May 20, 2019 1:16 pm

Right, but what I was asking was - when Origen in the Commentary on Matthew says "and Mark say ... and Luke says" - and he lays out what Mark and Luke and sometimes John says in almost every entry - is he using Ammonius's book to do this?
“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

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