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  • PARALLEL HISTORY BIBLE - Acts 8:9


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    LXX- Greek Septuagint - Acts 8:9

    ανηρ 435 δε 1161 τις 5100 ονοματι 3686 σιμων 4613 προυπηρχεν 4391 5707 εν 1722 τη 3588 πολει 4172 μαγευων 3096 5723 και 2532 εξιστων 1839 5723 το 3588 εθνος 1484 της 3588 σαμαρειας 4540 λεγων 3004 5723 ειναι 1511 5750 τινα 5100 εαυτον 1438 μεγαν 3173

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    There was therefore great joy in that city. Now there was a certain man named Simon, who before had been a magician in that city, seducing the people of Samaria, giving out that he was some great one:

    King James Bible - Acts 8:9

    But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:

    World English Bible

    But there was a certain man, Simon by name, who used to
    practice sorcery in the city, and amazed the people of Samaria, making himself out to be some great one,

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    Anf-01 ix.iii.xxxiii Pg 15, Anf-01 ix.ii.xxiv Pg 2, Anf-03 iv.xi.lvii Pg 10, Anf-03 iv.iv.ix Pg 13, Anf-03 v.xi.i Pg 13, Anf-05 iii.iii.iv.iii Pg 5, Anf-07 ix.ix.v Pg 17, Anf-07 ix.v.i Pg 27, Anf-07 ix.vii.ii Pg 22, Anf-07 ix.vii.ii Pg 29, Anf-08 vi.iii.iii.lxxii Pg 4, Anf-08 vi.iv.vii.iv Pg 3, Npnf-101 vi.IX.II Pg 3, Npnf-104 v.iv.vi.x Pg 5, Npnf-108 ii.X Pg 11, Npnf-111 vi.xviii Pg 17, Npnf-111 vi.xxxvi Pg 19, Npnf-201 iii.vii.ii Pg 46, Npnf-201 iii.vii.xiv Pg 5, Npnf-201 iii.vii.xv Pg 10, Npnf-201 iii.vii.ii Pg 39, Npnf-207 iii.xxiv Pg 13

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    Acts 8:9

    Early Christian Commentary - (A.D. 100 - A.D. 325)

    Anf-01 ix.iii.xxxiii Pg 15
    Comp. Acts viii. 9; 18.

    from them [on account of such miraculous interpositions]. For as she has received freely3277

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    Anf-03 iv.xi.xxxiv Pg 3
    Acts viii. 18–21. [Vol. I. pp. 171, 182, 193, 347.]

    he applied his energies to the destruction of the truth, as if to console himself with revenge. Besides the support with which his own magic arts furnished him, he had recourse to imposture, and purchased a Tyrian woman of the name of Helen out of a brothel, with the same money which he had offered for the Holy Spirit,—a traffic worthy of the wretched man. He actually feigned himself to be the Supreme Father, and further pretended that the woman was his own primary conception, wherewith he had purposed the creation of the angels and the archangels; that after she was possessed of this purpose she sprang forth from the Father and descended to the lower spaces, and there anticipating the Father’s design had produced the angelic powers, which knew nothing of the Father, the Creator of this world; that she was detained a prisoner by these from a (rebellious) motive very like her own, lest after her departure from them they should appear to be the offspring of another being; and that, after being on this account exposed to every insult, to prevent her leaving them anywhere after her dishonour, she was degraded even to the form of man, to be confined, as it were, in the bonds of the flesh. Having during many ages wallowed about in one female shape and another, she became the notorious Helen who was so ruinous to Priam, and afterwards to the eyes of Stesichorus, whom, she blinded in revenge for his lampoons, and then restored to sight to reward him for his eulogies. After wandering about in this way from body to body, she, in her final disgrace, turned out a viler Helen still as a professional prostitute. This wench, therefore, was the lost sheep, upon whom the Supreme Father, even Simon, descended, who, after he had recovered her and brought her back—whether on his shoulders or loins I cannot tell—cast an eye on the salvation of man, in order to gratify his spleen by liberating them from the angelic powers. Moreover, to deceive these he also himself assumed a visible shape; and feigning the appearance of a man amongst men, he acted the part of the Son in Judea, and of the Father in Samaria. O hapless Helen, what a hard fate is yours between the poets and the heretics, who have blackened your fame sometimes with adultery, sometimes with prostitution!  Only her rescue from Troy is a more glorious affair than her extrication from the brothel. There were a thousand ships to remove her from Troy; a thousand pence were probably more than enough to withdraw her from the stews. Fie on you, Simon, to be so tardy in seeking her out, and so inconstant in ransoming her! How different from Menelaus! As soon as he has lost her, he goes in pursuit of her; she is no sooner ravished than he begins his search; after a ten years’ conflict he boldly rescues her:  there is no lurking, no deceiving, no cavilling. I am really afraid that he was a much better “Father,” who laboured so much more vigilantly, bravely, and perseveringly, about the recovery of his Helen.

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