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  • PARALLEL HISTORY BIBLE - Colossians 1:16


    CHAPTERS: Colossians 1, 2, 3, 4     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

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    LXX- Greek Septuagint - Colossians 1:16

    οτι 3754 εν 1722 αυτω 846 εκτισθη 2936 5681 τα 3588 παντα 3956 τα 3588 εν 1722 τοις 3588 ουρανοις 3772 και 2532 τα 3588 επι 1909 της 3588 γης 1093 τα 3588 ορατα 3707 και 2532 τα 3588 αορατα 517 ειτε 1535 θρονοι 2362 ειτε 1535 κυριοτητες 2963 ειτε 1535 αρχαι 746 ειτε 1535 εξουσιαι 1849 τα 3588 παντα 3956 δι 1223 αυτου 846 και 2532 εις 1519 αυτον 846 εκτισται 2936 5769

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    For in him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and in him.

    King James Bible - Colossians 1:16

    For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

    World English Bible

    For by him all things were created, in the heavens and on the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and for him.

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    Anf-01 vi.ii.xii Pg 17, Anf-01 ix.ii.v Pg 17, Anf-01 v.xiv.iv Pg 5, Anf-02 ii.iv.ix Pg 28.1, Anf-03 v.iv.ii.xvi Pg 5, Anf-03 v.vi.xvi Pg 4, Anf-04 vi.v.ii.vii Pg 4, Anf-04 vi.v.iii.ix Pg 12, Anf-04 vi.v.iii.vi Pg 4, Anf-04 vi.v.v.iii Pg 39, Anf-05 iii.v.i.xxxix Pg 6, Anf-05 iii.v.i.xliii Pg 12, Anf-05 vi.iii.xiv Pg 8, Anf-06 x.iii.i Pg 29, Anf-09 xv.iii.ii.viii Pg 7, Npnf-101 vi.XII.XXII Pg 5, Npnf-103 iv.i.iii.ix Pg 10, Npnf-103 iv.i.iii.ix Pg 10, Npnf-103 iv.i.v.v Pg 4, Npnf-103 iv.i.v.v Pg 4, Npnf-103 iv.ii.lx Pg 5, Npnf-103 iv.ii.lx Pg 5, Npnf-107 iii.cvi Pg 9, Npnf-108 ii.XLV Pg 22, Npnf-108 ii.XXXIX Pg 53, Npnf-108 ii.XXXIX Pg 59, Npnf-113 iii.iv.viii Pg 46, Npnf-113 iii.iv.xxiii Pg 52, Npnf-114 iv.vii Pg 23, Npnf-114 iv.vii Pg 33, Npnf-114 v.vii Pg 23, Npnf-114 v.vii Pg 33, Npnf-203 iv.ix.iii Pg 821, Npnf-203 vi.xiii.vi Pg 5, Npnf-203 iv.viii.i.iv Pg 32, Npnf-204 vi.ii.iii.xii Pg 11, Npnf-204 x.ii Pg 11, Npnf-204 xv.ii Pg 7, Npnf-204 xxi.ii.iii.v Pg 4, Npnf-204 xxi.ii.iii.vi Pg 42, Npnf-204 xxi.ii.iii.vi Pg 54, Npnf-204 xxi.ii.iii.viii Pg 60, Npnf-204 xxiv.ii Pg 30, Npnf-205 viii.i.iii.xxii Pg 4, Npnf-205 viii.i.iii.xxiii Pg 4, Npnf-205 viii.i.iii.xxiii Pg 6, Npnf-205 viii.i.v.i Pg 8, Npnf-205 viii.i.iv.xiv Pg 27, Npnf-205 viii.i.ix.v Pg 9, Npnf-205 viii.i.ix.v Pg 9, Npnf-205 viii.i.iv.vi Pg 22, Npnf-205 viii.i.xiv.i Pg 7, Npnf-206 v.XLVIII Pg 111, Npnf-207 ii.viii Pg 27, Npnf-207 ii.viii Pg 93, Npnf-207 ii.xv Pg 124, Npnf-207 ii.xx Pg 105, Npnf-207 iii.iv Pg 151, Npnf-207 ii.xv Pg 141, Npnf-208 vi.ii.ii Pg 154, Npnf-208 vii.xvii Pg 9, Npnf-208 vii.xvii Pg 22, Npnf-208 vii.ix Pg 73, Npnf-208 viii.ii Pg 29, Npnf-208 vii.vi Pg 18, Npnf-209 ii.v.ii.v Pg 10, Npnf-209 ii.v.ii.ii Pg 52, Npnf-209 ii.v.ii.ii Pg 54, Npnf-209 ii.v.ii.ix Pg 166, Npnf-209 ii.v.ii.xii Pg 109, Npnf-209 ii.v.ii.xi Pg 54, Npnf-210 iv.iv.iii.vi Pg 20, Npnf-210 iv.iv.iii.xxi Pg 19, Npnf-210 iv.iv.iv.vi Pg 8, Npnf-210 iv.ii.ii.iv Pg 30, Npnf-210 iv.ii.iv.xi Pg 40, Npnf-210 iv.ii.iv.xi Pg 42, Npnf-210 iv.iv.iii.ii Pg 12, Npnf-210 iv.iv.v.vi Pg 11, Npnf-210 iv.iv.v.vii Pg 4, Npnf-210 iv.iv.vi.ix Pg 7, Npnf-210 iv.iv.vi.xi Pg 49, Npnf-210 iv.ii.ii.iv Pg 32, Npnf-211 iv.iv.ix.vii Pg 5, Npnf-211 iv.vii.vii.xxi Pg 4

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    Colossians 1:16

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

    Anf-01 vi.ii.xii Pg 17
    Comp. Col. i. 16.

    What, again, says Moses to Jesus (Joshua) the son of Nave, when he gave him1621

    1621 Cod. Sin. has the imperative, “Put on him;” but it is connected as above.

    this name, as being a prophet, with this view only, that all the people might hear that the Father would reveal all things concerning His Son Jesus to the son1622

    1622 Cod. Sin. closes the sentence with Jesus, and inserts, “Moses said therefore to Jesus.”

    of Nave? This name then being given him when he sent him to spy out the land, he said, “Take a book into thy hands, and write what the Lord declares, that the Son of God will in the last days cut off from the roots all the house of Amalek.”1623


    Anf-01 ix.ii.v Pg 17
    Col. i. 16.

    He then was sent to her along with his contemporary angels. And they related that Achamoth, filled with reverence, at first veiled herself through modesty, but that by and by, when she had looked upon him with all his endowments, and had acquired strength from his appearance, she ran forward to meet him. He then imparted to her form as respected intelligence, and brought healing to her passions, separating them from her, but not so as to drive them out of thought altogether. For it was not possible that they should be annihilated as in the former case,2723

    2723 That is, as in the case of her mother Sophia, who is sometimes called “the Sophia above,” Achamoth being “the Sophia below,” or “the second Sophia.”

    because they had already taken root and acquired strength [so as to possess an indestructible existence]. All that he could do was to separate them and set them apart, and then commingle and condense them, so as to transmute them from incorporeal passion into unorganized matter.2724

    2724 Thus Harvey renders ἀσώματον ὕλην: so Baur, Chr. Gnos., as quoted by Stieren. Billius proposes to read ἐνσώματον, corporeal.

    He then by this process conferred upon them a fitness and a nature to become concretions and corporeal structures, in order that two substances should be formed,—the one evil, resulting from the passions, and the other subject indeed to suffering, but originating from her conversion. And on this account (i.e., on account of this hypostatizing of ideal matter) they say that the Saviour virtually2725

    2725 Though not actually, for that was the work of the Demiurge. See next chapter.

    created the world. But when Achamoth was freed from her passion, she gazed with rapture on the dazzling vision of the angels that were with him; and in her ecstasy, conceiving by them, they tell us that she brought forth new beings, partly after her own image, and partly a spiritual progeny after the image of the Saviour’s attendants.


    Anf-01 v.xiv.iv Pg 5
    Col. i. 16, 17.


    Anf-02 ii.iv.ix Pg 28.1


    Anf-03 v.iv.ii.xvi Pg 5
    Col. i. 16.

    the invisible creation, when we come to examine him. At present (we withhold his testimony), for2523

    2523 Nunc enim. The elliptical νῦν γάρ of Greek argumentation.

    we are for the most part engaged in preparing the way, by means of common sense and fair arguments, for a belief in the future support of the Scriptures also. We affirm, then, that this diversity of things visible and invisible must on this ground be attributed to the Creator, even because the whole of His work consists of diversities—of things corporeal and incorporeal; of animate and inanimate; of vocal and mute of moveable and stationary; of productive and sterile; of arid and moist; of hot and cold. Man, too, is himself similarly tempered with diversity, both in his body and in his sensation. Some of his members are strong, others weak; some comely, others uncomely; some twofold, others unique; some like, others unlike. In like manner there is diversity also in his sensation: now joy, then anxiety; now love, then hatred; now anger, then calmness. Since this is the case, inasmuch as the whole of this creation of ours has been fashioned2524

    2524 Modulata.

    with a reciprocal rivalry amongst its several parts, the invisible ones are due to the visible, and not to be ascribed to any other author than Him to whom their counterparts are imputed, marking as they do diversity in the Creator Himself, who orders what He forbade, and forbids what He ordered; who also strikes and heals. Why do they take Him to be uniform in one class of things alone, as the Creator of visible things, and only them; whereas He ought to be believed to have created both the visible and the invisible, in just the same way as life and death, or as evil things and peace?2525

    2525


    Anf-03 v.vi.xvi Pg 4
    Col. i. 16.

    ), with a retinue and cortege of contemporary angels, and (as one may suppose) with the dozen fasces. Hereupon Achamoth, being quite struck with the pomp of his approach, immediately covered herself with a veil, moved at first with a dutiful feeling of veneration and modesty; but afterwards she surveys him calmly, and his prolific equipage.6792

    6792 Fructiferumque suggestum.

    With such energies as she had derived from the contemplation, she meets him with the salutation, Κύριε, χαῖρε (“Hail, Lord”)! Upon this, I suppose, he receives her, confirms and conforms her in knowledge, as well as cleanses6793

    6793 Expumicat.

    her from all the outrages of Passion, without, however, utterly severing them, with an indiscriminateness like that which had happened in the casualties which befell her mother. For such vices as had become inveterate and confirmed by practice he throws together; and when he had consolidated them in one mass, he fixes them in a separate body, so as to compose the corporeal condition of Matter, extracting out of her inherent, incorporeal passion such an aptitude of nature6794

    6794 Habilitatem atque naturam. We have treated this as a “hendiadys.”

    as might qualify it to attain to a reciprocity of bodily substances,6795

    6795 Æquiparantias corpulentiarum.

    which should emulate one another, so that a twofold condition of the substances might be arranged; one full of evil through its faults, the other susceptible of passion from conversion.  This will prove to be Matter, which has set us in battle array against Hermogenes, and all others who presume to teach that God made all things out of Matter, not out of nothing.

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