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by Secret Alias
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus
Replies: 38
Views: 685

Re: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus

Book 4 4.9 Knowing that the law was in the form of prophecy, he was safeguarding its figurative regulations even in his own mirrored images of them, which indicated that a man who has been a sinner, as soon as he is cleansed by the word of God, is bound to offer in the temple a sacrifice to God, whi...
by Secret Alias
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus
Replies: 38
Views: 685

Re: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus

11 references to 'Father' in Book 3 of Against Marcion. But very few of them doctrinal. Book Three is the clearest reworking of the original text of Against Marcion because it is mostly or 'muchly' borrowed from a treatise called Against the Jews which likely was written by Justin in some form. Most...
by Secret Alias
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus
Replies: 38
Views: 685

Re: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus

The first book of Against Marcion: "But what if these same characteristics are found to be in your god too? I have already, in the book assigned to him,3 proved that he is a judge, and as a judge necessarily stern, and as stern also cruel— if cruelty is the proper word." (3.26)
by Secret Alias
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus
Replies: 38
Views: 685

Re: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus

only 3 'Father' references in Book One of Against Marcion as we saw. 3 'Father' references in Book 2 of Against Marcion: (2.13) Thus is God wholly good, in that he is all and everything in favour of the good. Thus in effect is he almighty, in that he is mighty both to help and to hurt. It is a lesse...
by Secret Alias
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus
Replies: 38
Views: 685

Re: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus

It is the third book in either set that becomes the most important. In Against Marcion the five works are: Book One: not two gods but one god (with however only 3 references to the heavenly Father) (1.23) "No better is Marcion's god, breaking his way into a world not his own, stealing man from ...
by Secret Alias
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus
Replies: 38
Views: 685

Re: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus

So Irenaeus's 'end goal' is to prove that there is One God, the Father and his Son (+ the Holy Spirit). He lays out the following 'plan' to do so: Book One: anti-Valentinian treatise + Justin's Syntagma (a pre-existent catalogue of heresies) Book Two: further anti-Valentinian treatise Book Three: wh...
by Secret Alias
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus
Replies: 38
Views: 685

Re: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus

We can see how the Third Book emerges in Against Heresies because it is anticipated in the last chapter of the Second Book. I can't stress this enough. Book 1 was an adaptation of Justin within an anti-Valentinian treatise. Why the focus on Valentinus? The first is that they were popular at Rome. Th...
by Secret Alias
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus
Replies: 38
Views: 685

Re: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus

The first reference to 'the Father' in Book Four makes clear that those who undergo Christian baptism become gods: and have shown that there is none other called God by the Scriptures except the Father of all, and the Son, and those who possess the adoption. and continues: Since, therefore, this is ...
by Secret Alias
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus
Replies: 38
Views: 685

Re: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus

The Third Book begins: Tu quidem, dilectissime, praeceperas nobis, ut eas, quae a Valentino sunt, sententias absconditas, ut ipsi putant, in manifestum proderem; et ostenderem varietatem ipsorum, et sermonem destruentem eos inferrem. Aggressi sumus autem nos, arguentes eos a Simone, patre omnium hae...
by Secret Alias
Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: SBL 2022 presentation titles and abstracts
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: SBL 2022 presentation titles and abstracts

But this does bring up an interesting question (I hope). When Epiphanius was dictating the Panarion to his secretary he has at least some books ready at hand. He seems to pick up Hegesippus during his account of the Carpocratians. I accept that. But if you look carefully at the Marcionite account, i...