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    What other hath he appointed
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    over the whole world?

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    Job 34:13

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

    Anf-01 vi.ii.vi Pg 17
    Not found in Scripture. Comp. Isa. xl. 13; Prov. i. 6. Hilgenfeld, however, changes the usual punctuation, which places a colon after prophet, and reads, “For the prophet speaketh the parable of the Lord. Who shall understand,” etc.

    <index subject1="Holy Spirit" title="140" id="vi.ii.vi-p17.3"/>Since, therefore, having renewed us by the remission of our sins, He hath made us after another pattern, [it is His purpose] that we should possess the soul of children, inasmuch as He has created us anew by His Spirit.1509

    1509 The Greek is here very elliptical and obscure: “His Spirit” is inserted above, from the Latin.

    For the Scripture says concerning us, while He speaks to the Son, “Let Us make man after Our image, and after Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the beasts of the earth, and the fowls of heaven, and the fishes of the sea.”1510

    1510


    Anf-02 vi.iv.v.xiv Pg 162.1


    Anf-03 v.iv.vi.vi Pg 31
    Isa. xl. 13.

    So says Isaiah. What has he also to do with illustrations from our God? For when (the apostle) calls himself “a wise master-builder,”5454

    5454


    Anf-03 v.iv.vi.xiv Pg 34
    Isa. xl. 13, quoted (according to the Sept.) by the apostle in Rom. xi. 34, 35.

    Now, (Marcion,) since you have expunged so much from the Scriptures, why did you retain these words, as if they too were not the Creator’s words? But come now, let us see without mistake5869

    5869 Plane: ironically.

    the precepts of your new god: “Abhor that which is evil, and cleave to that which is good.”5870

    5870


    Anf-03 v.iv.vi.xviii Pg 8
    Isa. xl. 13.

    Caught in this trap, the heretic probably changed the passage, with the view of saying that his god wished to make known to his principalities and powers the fellowship of his own mystery, of which God, who created all things, had been ignorant. But what was the use of his obtruding this ignorance of the Creator, who was a stranger to the superior god,6009

    6009 Marcion’s god, of course.

    and far enough removed from him, when even his own servants had known nothing about him? To the Creator, however, the future was well known. Then why was not that also known to Him, which had to be revealed beneath His heaven, and on His earth? From this, therefore, there arises a confirmation of what we have already laid down. For since the Creator was sure to know, some time or other, that hidden mystery of the superior god, even on the supposition that the true reading was (as Marcion has it)—“hidden from the God who created all things”—he ought then to have expressed the conclusion thus: “in order that the manifold wisdom of God might be made known to Him, and then to the principalities and powers of God, whosoever He might be, with whom the Creator was destined to share their knowledge.” So palpable is the erasure in this passage, when thus read, consistently with its own true bearing. I, on my part, now wish to engage with you in a discussion on the allegorical expressions of the apostle. What figures of speech could the novel god have found in the prophets (fit for himself)?  “He led captivity captive,” says the apostle.6010

    6010


    Anf-03 v.iv.iii.ii Pg 14
    Comp. Isa. xl. 13, 14; with Rom. xi. 34.

    With whom the apostle agreeing exclaims, “Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!”2712

    2712


    Anf-03 v.iv.iii.ii Pg 14
    Comp. Isa. xl. 13, 14; with Rom. xi. 34.

    With whom the apostle agreeing exclaims, “Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!”2712

    2712


    Anf-03 v.v.xvii Pg 4
    Rom. xi. 34, 35; comp. Isa. xl. 14.

    Surely none!  Because there was present with Him no power, no material, no nature which belonged to any other than Himself.  But if it was with some (portion of Matter)6289

    6289 De aliquo.

    that He effected His creation, He must have received from that (Matter) itself both the design and the treatment of its order as being “the way of wisdom and knowledge.” For He had to operate conformably with the quality of the thing, and according to the nature of Matter, not according to His own will in consequence of which He must have made6290

    6290 Adeo ut fecerit.

    even evil things suitably to the nature not of Himself, but of Matter.


    Anf-03 v.v.xviii Pg 6
    Isa. xl. 14.

    Of this He made all things, making them through It, and making them with It.  “When He prepared the heavens,” so says (the Scripture6295

    6295 Or the “inquit” may indicate the very words of “Wisdom.”

    ), “I was present with Him; and when He strengthened above the winds the lofty clouds, and when He secured the fountains6296

    6296 Fontes. Although Oehler prefers Junius’ reading “montes,” he yet retains “fontes,” because Tertullian (in ch. xxxii. below) has the unmistakable reading “fontes” in a like connection.

    which are under the heaven, I was present, compacting these things6297

    6297 Compingens.

    along with Him. I was He6298

    6298 Ad quem: the expression is masculine.

    in whom He took delight; moreover, I daily rejoiced in His presence: for He rejoiced when He had finished the world, and amongst the sons of men did He show forth His pleasure.”6299

    6299


    Anf-01 ix.vi.xxi Pg 14
    Prov. viii. 22–25. [This is one of the favourite Messianic quotations of the Fathers, and is considered as the base of the first chapter of St. John’s Gospel.]

    And again: “When He prepared the heaven, I was with Him, and when He established the fountains of the deep; when He made the foundations of the earth strong, I was with Him preparing [them]. I was He in whom He rejoiced, and throughout all time I was daily glad before His face, when He rejoiced at the completion of the world, and was delighted in the sons of men.”4074

    4074


    Anf-01 viii.iv.cxxix Pg 3
    Prov. viii. 22 ff.

    When I repeated these words, I added: “You perceive, my hearers, if you bestow attention, that the Scripture has declared that this Offspring was begotten by the Father before all things created; and that which is begotten is numerically distinct from that which begets, any one will admit.”


    Anf-01 v.xiv.vi Pg 11
    Prov. viii. 22, 23; 25.


    Anf-02 v.ii.x Pg 4.1


    Anf-02 vi.ii.viii Pg 20.1


    Anf-03 v.ix.vi Pg 6
    Prov. viii. 22–25.

    that is to say, He created and generated me in His own intelligence. Then, again, observe the distinction between them implied in the companionship of Wisdom with the Lord. “When He prepared the heaven,” says Wisdom, “I was present with Him; and when He made His strong places upon the winds, which are the clouds above; and when He secured the fountains, (and all things) which are beneath the sky, I was by, arranging all things with Him; I was by, in whom He delighted; and daily, too, did I rejoice in His presence.”7822

    7822


    Anf-03 v.v.xx Pg 5
    Prov. viii. 22.

    For since all things were made by the Wisdom of God, it follows that, when God made both the heaven and the earth in principio—that is to say, in the beginning—He made them in His Wisdom. If, indeed, beginning had a material signification, the Scripture would not have informed us that God made so and so in principio, at the beginning, but rather ex principio, of the beginning; for He would not have created in, but of, matter. When Wisdom, however, was referred to, it was quite right to say, in the beginning.  For it was in Wisdom that He made all things at first, because by meditating and arranging His plans therein,6326

    6326 In qua: in Wisdom.

    He had in fact already done (the work of creation); and if He had even intended to create out of matter, He would yet have effected His creation when He previously meditated on it and arranged it in His Wisdom, since It6327

    6327 Wisdom.

    was in fact the beginning of His ways:  this meditation and arrangement being the primal operation of Wisdom, opening as it does the way to the works by the act of meditation and thought.6328

    6328 De cogitatu.

    This authority of Scripture I claim for myself even from this circumstance, that whilst it shows me the God who created, and the works He created, it does not in like manner reveal to me the source from which He created. For since in every operation there are three principal things, He who makes, and that which is made, and that of which it is made, there must be three names mentioned in a correct narrative of the operation—the person of the maker the sort of thing which is made,6329

    6329 Species facti.

    and the material of which it is formed. If the material is not mentioned, while the work and the maker of the work are both mentioned, it is manifest that He made the work out of nothing.  For if He had had anything to operate upon, it would have been mentioned as well as (the other two particulars).6330

    6330 Proinde.

    In conclusion, I will apply the Gospel as a supplementary testimony to the Old Testament.  Now in this there is all the greater reason why there should be shown the material (if there were any) out of which God made all things, inasmuch as it is therein plainly revealed by whom He made all things. “In the beginning was the Word”6331

    6331


    Anf-03 v.ix.vii Pg 7
    Prov. viii. 22.

    then afterward begotten, to carry all into effect—“When He prepared the heaven, I was present with Him.”7828

    7828


    Anf-03 v.ix.vii Pg 12
    Prov. viii. 22; 25.

    For if indeed Wisdom in this passage seems to say that She was created by the Lord with a view to His works, and to accomplish His ways, yet proof is given in another Scripture that “all things were made by the Word, and without Him was there nothing made;”7833

    7833


    Anf-03 v.ix.vii Pg 15
    Prov. viii. 22.

    which “strengthened the heavens;”7836

    7836


    Anf-03 v.ix.xi Pg 8
    In allusion to Prov. viii. 22.

    and whatever other passages are to the same effect. Why, moreover, could God the Lord of all things, have hesitated to speak thus of Himself, if the fact had been so? Was He afraid of not being believed, if He had in so many words declared Himself to be both the Father and the Son? Of one thing He was at any rate afraid—of lying. Of Himself, too, and of His own truth, was He afraid. Believing Him, therefore, to be the true God, I am sure that He declared nothing to exist in any other way than according to His own dispensation and arrangement, and that He had arranged nothing in any other way than according to His own declaration. On your side, however, you must make Him out to be a liar, and an impostor, and a tamperer with His word, if, when He was Himself a Son to Himself, He assigned the part of His Son to be played by another, when all the Scriptures attest the clear existence of, and distinction in (the Persons of) the Trinity, and indeed furnish us with our Rule of faith, that He who speaks, and He of whom He speaks, and to whom He speaks, cannot possibly seem to be One and the Same. So absurd and misleading a statement would be unworthy of God, that, when it was Himself to whom He was speaking, He speaks rather to another, and not to His very self. Hear, then, other utterances also of the Father concerning the Son by the mouth of Isaiah: “Behold my Son, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom I am well pleased: I will put my Spirit upon Him, and He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.”7881

    7881


    Anf-03 v.v.xlv Pg 3
    Prov. viii. 22, 23.

    Then that the Word was produced, “through whom all things were made, and without whom nothing was made.”6594

    6594


    Anf-01 v.xiv.vi Pg 3
    Prov. viii. 27; 30.

    And how could a mere man be addressed in such words as these: “Sit Thou at My right hand?”1198

    1198


    Anf-02 vi.iv.vii.ii Pg 10.1


    Anf-03 v.ix.vi Pg 7
    Prov. viii. 27–30.

    Now, as soon as it pleased God to put forth into their respective substances and forms the things which He had planned and ordered within Himself, in conjunction with His Wisdom’s Reason and Word, He first put forth the Word Himself, having within Him His own inseparable Reason and Wisdom, in order that all things might be made through Him through whom they had been planned and disposed, yea, and already made, so far forth as (they were) in the mind and intelligence of God. This, however, was still wanting to them, that they should also be openly known, and kept permanently in their proper forms and substances.


    Anf-03 v.ix.xix Pg 5
    Prov. viii. 30.

    In Him, at any rate, and with Him, did (Wisdom) construct the universe, He not being ignorant of what she was making. “Except Wisdom,” however, is a phrase of the same sense exactly as “except the Son,” who is Christ, “the Wisdom and Power of God,”7992

    7992 135:8,9


    Anf-01 ix.iv.vii Pg 33
    Ex. vii. 1.

    but he is not properly termed Lord, nor is called God by the prophets, but is spoken of by the Spirit as “Moses, the faithful minister and servant of God,”3357

    3357


    Anf-03 iv.iv.ix Pg 12
    See Ex. vii., viii.; and comp. 2 Tim. iii. 8.

    tried God’s patience until the Gospel.  For thenceforward Simon Magus, just turned believer, (since he was still thinking somewhat of his juggling sect; to wit, that among the miracles of his profession he might buy even the gift of the Holy Spirit through imposition of hands) was cursed by the apostles, and ejected from the faith.217

    217


    Anf-02 vi.ii.viii Pg 31.3


    Anf-01 ix.vi.xxxiv Pg 62
    Ps. xlv. 3, 4.

    And whatever other things of a like nature are spoken regarding Him, these indicated that beauty and splendour which exist in His kingdom, along with the transcendent and pre-eminent exaltation [belonging] to all who are under His sway, that those who hear might desire to be found there, doing such things as are pleasing to God. Again, there are those who say, “He is a man, and who shall know him?”4303

    4303


    Anf-01 viii.iv.xxxviii Pg 0


    Anf-02 iv.ii.ii.x Pg 3.1


    Anf-02 vi.iv.vi.xv Pg 5.1


    Anf-03 iv.ix.ix Pg 34
    Ps. xlv. 4 (xliv. 5 in LXX.).

    Who will ply the sword without practising the contraries to lenity and justice; that is, guile, and asperity, and injustice, proper (of course) to the business of battles?  See we, then, whether that which has another action be not another sword,—that is, the Divine word of God, doubly sharpened1279

    1279


    Anf-03 v.iv.iv.xiv Pg 6
    Ps. xlv. 4.

    But who shall produce these results with the sword, and not their opposites rather—deceit, and harshness, and injury—which, it must be confessed, are the proper business of battles? Let us see, therefore, whether that is not some other sword, which has so different an action. Now the Apostle John, in the Apocalypse, describes a sword which proceeded from the mouth of God as “a doubly sharp, two-edged one.”3290

    3290


    Anf-03 v.iv.iv.xiv Pg 12
    Ps. xlv. 4, but changed.

    even the might of Thy spiritual grace, whereby the knowledge of Christ is spread. “Thine arrows are sharp;”3296

    3296


    Anf-02 vi.iv.iv.x Pg 4.1


    Anf-01 ii.ii.lii Pg 4
    Ps. l. 14, 15.

    For “the sacrifice of God is a broken spirit.”235

    235


    Anf-01 ix.vi.xviii Pg 8
    Ps. l. 14, 15.

    rejecting, indeed, those things by which sinners imagined they could propitiate God, and showing that He does Himself stand in need of nothing; but He exhorts and advises them to those things by which man is justified and draws nigh to God. This same declaration does Esaias make: “To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto Me? saith the Lord. I am full.”4014

    4014


    Anf-02 vi.iv.iv.xvii Pg 7.1


    Anf-02 vi.iv.v.xiv Pg 6.1


    Anf-03 v.viii.xxx Pg 1
    Chapter XXX.—This Vision Interpreted by Tertullian of the Resurrection of the Bodies of the Dead.  A Chronological Error of Our Author, Who Supposes that Ezekiel in His Ch. XXXI. Prophesied Before the Captivity.


    Anf-02 ii.ii.i Pg 23.1
    136:16


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxiv Pg 50
    Isa. xxxv. 8, 9, Sept.

    he points out the way of faith, by which we shall reach to God; and then to this way of faith he promises this utter crippling4462

    4462 Evacuationem.

    and subjugation of all noxious animals.  Lastly, you may discover the suitable times of the promise, if you read what precedes the passage: “Be strong, ye weak hands and ye feeble knees: then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall hear; then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall be articulate.”4463

    4463


    Anf-03 v.viii.lviii Pg 3
    Isa. xxxv. 10.

    Well, there is nothing eternal until after the resurrection. “And sorrow and sighing,” continues he, “shall flee away.”7729

    7729


    Anf-03 v.viii.lviii Pg 4
    Ver. 10.

    The angel echoes the same to John: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;”7730

    7730


    Anf-01 v.v.viii Pg 5
    Ps. cxvi. 12.

    Now God, even the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, shall reveal these things to you, [so that ye shall know] that I speak truly. <index subject1="Ignatius" subject2="seeks the prayers of the Churches" title="77" id="v.v.viii-p5.2"/>And do ye pray along with me, that I may attain my aim in the Holy Spirit. I have not written to you according to the flesh, but according to the will of God. If I shall suffer, ye have loved me; but if I am rejected, ye have hated me.


    Anf-01 vi.ii.vi Pg 10
    Ps. xxii. 17, Ps. cxviii. 12.

    and “upon my garment they cast lots.”1502

    1502


    Anf-02 vi.iv.i.xxvii Pg 7.1


    Anf-03 iv.ix.iii Pg 25
    Or, perhaps, “not affected, as a body, with human sufferings;” in allusion to such passages as Deut. viii. 4; xxix. 5; Neh. ix. 21.

    meats, but fed on “angel’s loaves1185

    1185


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xv Pg 32
    Deut. viii. 12–14.

    In similar terms, when king Hezekiah became proud of his treasures, and gloried in them rather than in God before those who had come on an embassy from Babylon,4012

    4012 Tertullian says, ex Perside.

    (the Creator) breaks forth4013

    4013 Insilit.

    against him by the mouth of Isaiah:  “Behold, the days come when all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store, shall be carried to Babylon.”4014

    4014


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxix Pg 52
    Comp. Deut. viii. 12–14.

    Some places there were in Jerusalem where to teach; other places outside Jerusalem whither to retire5064

    5064


    Anf-01 viii.iv.xx Pg 7
    Deut. xxxii. 6; 20.


    Anf-01 ix.vi.xi Pg 12
    Deut. xxxii. 6.

    And again, he indicates that He who from the beginning founded and created them, the Word, who also redeems and vivifies us in the last times, is shown as hanging on the tree, and they will not believe on Him. For he says, “And thy life shall be hanging before thine eyes, and thou wilt not believe thy life.”3926

    3926


    Anf-01 ix.vi.xi Pg 14
    Deut. xxxii. 6. “Owned thee,” i.e., following the meaning of the Hebrew, “owned thee by generation.”



    Anf-01 ix.vi.xxxii Pg 8
    Deut. xxxii. 6, LXX. [Let us reflect that this effort to spiritualize this awful passage in the history of Lot is an innocent but unsuccessful attempt to imitate St. Paul’s allegory, Gal. iv. 24.]

    At what time, then, did He pour out upon the human race the life-giving seed—that is, the Spirit of the remission of sins, through means of whom we are quickened? Was it not then, when He was eating with men, and drinking wine upon the earth? For it is said, “The Son of man came eating and drinking;”4235

    4235


    Anf-02 vi.iii.i.ix Pg 48.1


    Anf-03 vi.vii.iii Pg 3
    So Mr. Dodgson; and La Cerda, as quoted by Oehler. See Ps. cxxxi. 1 in LXX., where it is Ps. cxxx.

    but what is that which, in a certain way, has been grasped by hand9027

    9027 *marg:


    Anf-03 v.vii.iii Pg 15
    Gen. xxxii.

    Has it, then, been permitted to angels, which are inferior to God, after they have been changed into human bodily form,6983

    6983 See below in chap. vi. and in the Anti-Marcion, iii. 9.

    nevertheless to remain angels? and will you deprive God, their superior, of this faculty, as if Christ could not continue to be God, after His real assumption of the nature of man? Or else, did those angels appear as phantoms of flesh? You will not, however, have the courage to say this; for if it be so held in your belief, that the Creator’s angels are in the same condition as Christ, then Christ will belong to the same God as those angels do, who are like Christ in their condition. If you had not purposely rejected in some instances, and corrupted in others, the Scriptures which are opposed to your opinion, you would have been confuted in this matter by the Gospel of John, when it declares that the Spirit descended in the body6984

    6984 Corpore.

    of a dove, and sat upon the Lord.6985

    6985


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxix Pg 21
    See Gen. xxxii. 28.

    Now, one cannot wonder that He forbade “premeditation,” who actually Himself received from the Father the ability of uttering words in season: “The Lord hath given to me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season (to him that is weary);”5034

    5034


    Npnf-201 iii.vi.ii Pg 24


    Anf-02 vi.iv.vi.x Pg 9.1


    Anf-02 vi.iv.vi.xii Pg 5.1


    Npnf-201 iv.viii.xvii Pg 11


    Anf-01 viii.ii.lx Pg 6
    Deut. xxxii. 22.

    It is not, then, that we hold the same opinions as others, but that all speak in imitation of ours. Among us these things can be heard and learned from persons who do not even know the forms of the letters, who are uneducated and barbarous in speech, though wise and believing in mind; some, indeed, even maimed and deprived of eyesight; so that you may understand that these things are not the effect of human wisdom, but are uttered by the power of God.


    Anf-01 viii.ii.lix Pg 2
    Comp. Deut. xxxii. 22.



    Anf-02 vi.ii.xi Pg 8.1


    Anf-03 v.iv.iv.xxii Pg 15
    Ps. xxii. 22; 25.

    In the sixty-seventh Psalm He says again: “In the congregations bless ye the Lord God.”3413

    3413


    Anf-01 vi.ii.vi Pg 32
    Ps. xxii. 23; Heb. ii. 12.

    We, then, are they whom He has led into the good land. What, then, mean milk and honey? This, that as the infant is kept alive first by honey, and then by milk, so also we, being quickened and kept alive by the faith of the promise and by the word, shall live ruling over the earth. But He said above,1524

    1524 Cod. Sin. has “But we said above.”

    “Let them increase, and rule over the fishes.”1525

    1525


    Anf-01 ix.vii.viii Pg 5
    Ps. xxii. 31, LXX.

    just as if its substance were immortal. Neither, on the other hand, can they say that the spirit is the mortal body. What therefore is there left to which we may apply the term “mortal body,” unless it be the thing that was moulded, that is, the flesh, of which it is also said that God will vivify it? For this it is which dies and is decomposed, but not the soul or the spirit. For to die is to lose vital power, and to become henceforth breathless, inanimate, and devoid of motion, and to melt away into those [component parts] from which also it derived the commencement of [its] substance. But this event happens neither to the soul, for it is the breath of life; nor to the spirit, for the spirit is simple and not composite, so that it cannot be decomposed, and is itself the life of those who receive it. We must therefore conclude that it is in reference to the flesh that death is mentioned; which [flesh], after the soul’s departure, becomes breathless and inanimate, and is decomposed gradually into the earth from which it was taken. This, then, is what is mortal. And it is this of which he also says, “He shall also quicken your mortal bodies.” And therefore in reference to it he says, in the first [Epistle] to the Corinthians: “So also is the resurrection of the dead: it is sown in corruption, it rises in incorruption.”4487

    4487


    Anf-01 ix.iv.xi Pg 21
    Ps. xcviii. 2.

    For He is indeed Saviour, as being the Son and Word of God; but salutary, since [He is] Spirit; for he says: “The Spirit of our countenance, Christ the Lord.”3413

    3413


    Npnf-201 iii.xvi.i Pg 9


    Anf-01 ii.ii.xii Pg 2
    Josh. ii.; Heb. xi. 31.

    Moreover, they gave her a sign to this effect, that she should hang forth from her house a scarlet thread. And thus they made it manifest that redemption should flow through the blood of the Lord to all them that believe and hope in God.54

    54 Others of the Fathers adopt the same allegorical interpretation, e.g., Justin Mar., Dial. c. Tryph., n. 111; Irenæus, Adv. Hær., iv. 20. [The whole matter of symbolism under the law must be more thoroughly studied if we would account for such strong language as is here applied to a poetical or rhetorical figure.]

    Ye see, beloved, that there was not only faith, but prophecy, in this woman.


    Anf-01 v.xiv.vi Pg 11
    Prov. viii. 22, 23; 25.


    Anf-03 v.v.xlv Pg 3
    Prov. viii. 22, 23.

    Then that the Word was produced, “through whom all things were made, and without whom nothing was made.”6594

    6594


    Anf-01 v.xiv.vi Pg 3
    Prov. viii. 27; 30.

    And how could a mere man be addressed in such words as these: “Sit Thou at My right hand?”1198

    1198


    Anf-02 vi.iv.vii.ii Pg 10.1


    Anf-03 v.ix.vi Pg 7
    Prov. viii. 27–30.

    Now, as soon as it pleased God to put forth into their respective substances and forms the things which He had planned and ordered within Himself, in conjunction with His Wisdom’s Reason and Word, He first put forth the Word Himself, having within Him His own inseparable Reason and Wisdom, in order that all things might be made through Him through whom they had been planned and disposed, yea, and already made, so far forth as (they were) in the mind and intelligence of God. This, however, was still wanting to them, that they should also be openly known, and kept permanently in their proper forms and substances.


    Anf-03 v.ix.xix Pg 5
    Prov. viii. 30.

    In Him, at any rate, and with Him, did (Wisdom) construct the universe, He not being ignorant of what she was making. “Except Wisdom,” however, is a phrase of the same sense exactly as “except the Son,” who is Christ, “the Wisdom and Power of God,”7992

    7992


    Anf-01 vi.ii.vi Pg 17
    Not found in Scripture. Comp. Isa. xl. 13; Prov. i. 6. Hilgenfeld, however, changes the usual punctuation, which places a colon after prophet, and reads, “For the prophet speaketh the parable of the Lord. Who shall understand,” etc.

    <index subject1="Holy Spirit" title="140" id="vi.ii.vi-p17.3"/>Since, therefore, having renewed us by the remission of our sins, He hath made us after another pattern, [it is His purpose] that we should possess the soul of children, inasmuch as He has created us anew by His Spirit.1509

    1509 The Greek is here very elliptical and obscure: “His Spirit” is inserted above, from the Latin.

    For the Scripture says concerning us, while He speaks to the Son, “Let Us make man after Our image, and after Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the beasts of the earth, and the fowls of heaven, and the fishes of the sea.”1510

    1510


    Anf-02 vi.iv.v.xiv Pg 162.1


    Anf-03 v.iv.vi.vi Pg 31
    Isa. xl. 13.

    So says Isaiah. What has he also to do with illustrations from our God? For when (the apostle) calls himself “a wise master-builder,”5454

    5454


    Anf-03 v.iv.vi.xiv Pg 34
    Isa. xl. 13, quoted (according to the Sept.) by the apostle in Rom. xi. 34, 35.

    Now, (Marcion,) since you have expunged so much from the Scriptures, why did you retain these words, as if they too were not the Creator’s words? But come now, let us see without mistake5869

    5869 Plane: ironically.

    the precepts of your new god: “Abhor that which is evil, and cleave to that which is good.”5870

    5870


    Anf-03 v.iv.vi.xviii Pg 8
    Isa. xl. 13.

    Caught in this trap, the heretic probably changed the passage, with the view of saying that his god wished to make known to his principalities and powers the fellowship of his own mystery, of which God, who created all things, had been ignorant. But what was the use of his obtruding this ignorance of the Creator, who was a stranger to the superior god,6009

    6009 Marcion’s god, of course.

    and far enough removed from him, when even his own servants had known nothing about him? To the Creator, however, the future was well known. Then why was not that also known to Him, which had to be revealed beneath His heaven, and on His earth? From this, therefore, there arises a confirmation of what we have already laid down. For since the Creator was sure to know, some time or other, that hidden mystery of the superior god, even on the supposition that the true reading was (as Marcion has it)—“hidden from the God who created all things”—he ought then to have expressed the conclusion thus: “in order that the manifold wisdom of God might be made known to Him, and then to the principalities and powers of God, whosoever He might be, with whom the Creator was destined to share their knowledge.” So palpable is the erasure in this passage, when thus read, consistently with its own true bearing. I, on my part, now wish to engage with you in a discussion on the allegorical expressions of the apostle. What figures of speech could the novel god have found in the prophets (fit for himself)?  “He led captivity captive,” says the apostle.6010

    6010


    Anf-03 v.iv.iii.ii Pg 14
    Comp. Isa. xl. 13, 14; with Rom. xi. 34.

    With whom the apostle agreeing exclaims, “Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!”2712

    2712


    Anf-03 v.iv.iii.ii Pg 14
    Comp. Isa. xl. 13, 14; with Rom. xi. 34.

    With whom the apostle agreeing exclaims, “Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!”2712

    2712


    Anf-03 v.v.xvii Pg 4
    Rom. xi. 34, 35; comp. Isa. xl. 14.

    Surely none!  Because there was present with Him no power, no material, no nature which belonged to any other than Himself.  But if it was with some (portion of Matter)6289

    6289 De aliquo.

    that He effected His creation, He must have received from that (Matter) itself both the design and the treatment of its order as being “the way of wisdom and knowledge.” For He had to operate conformably with the quality of the thing, and according to the nature of Matter, not according to His own will in consequence of which He must have made6290

    6290 Adeo ut fecerit.

    even evil things suitably to the nature not of Himself, but of Matter.


    Anf-03 v.v.xviii Pg 6
    Isa. xl. 14.

    Of this He made all things, making them through It, and making them with It.  “When He prepared the heavens,” so says (the Scripture6295

    6295 Or the “inquit” may indicate the very words of “Wisdom.”

    ), “I was present with Him; and when He strengthened above the winds the lofty clouds, and when He secured the fountains6296

    6296 Fontes. Although Oehler prefers Junius’ reading “montes,” he yet retains “fontes,” because Tertullian (in ch. xxxii. below) has the unmistakable reading “fontes” in a like connection.

    which are under the heaven, I was present, compacting these things6297

    6297 Compingens.

    along with Him. I was He6298

    6298 Ad quem: the expression is masculine.

    in whom He took delight; moreover, I daily rejoiced in His presence: for He rejoiced when He had finished the world, and amongst the sons of men did He show forth His pleasure.”6299

    6299


    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 34

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    Job 36:23; 38:4-41; 40:8-11 1Ch 29:11 Pr 8:23-30 Isa 40:13,14


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