Anf-01 ix.ii.ix Pg 23 as a prophetess, and who, after living seven years with her husband, passed all the rest of her life in widowhood until she saw the Saviour, and recognised Him, and spoke of Him to all, was most plainly indicated Achamoth, who, having for a little while looked upon the Saviour with His associates, and dwelling all the rest of the time in the intermediate place, waited for Him till He should come again, and restore her to her proper consort. Her name, too, was indicated by the Saviour, when He said, “Yet wisdom is justified by her children.”2769
Luke ii. 36.
Anf-03 v.vii.ii Pg 17 After such a fashion as this, I suppose you have had, O Marcion, the hardihood of blotting out the original records (of the history) of Christ, that His flesh may lose the proofs of its reality. But, prithee, on what grounds (do you do this)? Show me your authority. If you are a prophet, foretell us a thing; if you are an apostle, open your message in public; if a follower of apostles,6962
Luke ii. 36–38.
6962 Apostolicus. side with apostles in thought; if you are only a (private) Christian, believe what has been handed down to us: if, however, you are nothing of all this, then (as I have the best reason to say) cease to live.6963
6963 Morere. For indeed you are already dead, since you are no Christian, because you do not believe that which by being believed makes men Christian,—nay, you are the more dead, the more you are not a Christian; having fallen away, after you had been one, by rejecting6964
6964 Rescindendo. what you formerly believed, even as you yourself acknowledge in a certain letter of yours, and as your followers do not deny, whilst our (brethren) can prove it.6965
6965 Compare our Anti-Marcion, i. 1, iv. 4 and de Præscr. Hær. c. xxx. Rejecting, therefore, what you once believed, you have completed the act of rejection, by now no longer believing: the fact, however, of your having ceased to believe has not made your rejection of the faith right and proper; nay, rather,6966
6966 Atquin. by your act of rejection you prove that what you believed previous to the said act was of a different character.6967
6967 Aliter fuisse. What you believed to be of a different character, had been handed down just as you believed it. Now6968
6968 Porro. that which had been handed down was true, inasmuch as it had been transmitted by those whose duty it was to hand it down. Therefore, when rejecting that which had been handed down, you rejected that which was true. You had no authority for what you did. However, we have already in another treatise availed ourselves more fully of these prescriptive rules against all heresies. Our repetition of them hereafter that large (treatise) is superfluous,6969
6969 Ex abundanti. [Dr. Holmes, in this sentence actually uses the word lengthy, for which I have said large.] when we ask the reason why you have formed the opinion that Christ was not born.
Edersheim Bible History
Lifetimes vi.i Pg 101.1
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 2
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Ex 15:20 Jud 4:4 2Ki 22:14 Ac 2:18; 21:9 1Co 12:1