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Page 63 - when he is old? can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born ?" If we are justified in assuming the use of the Gospel of St. John by Justin, then the supposition that the Gospel was only written about AD 150, and is consequently unauthentic, is proved to be an unwarranted assumption. We can also show, in another way, that
Page 96 - what Andrew, Peter, or Philip, or Thomas, James, or John, or Matthew, or any other of the Lord's disciples, had said." It is not clear from these words whom he means by the elders. Some learned men have erroneously supposed that he referred to the Apostles
Page 27 - those very fragments which, fifteen years before, I had taken out of the basket, but also other parts of the Old Testament, the New Testament complete, and, in addition, the Epistle of Barnabas and a part of the Pastor of Hennas. Full of joy, which this time I had the self-command to conceal from
Page 44 - there exists such a Christian literature as they speak of, that is, a series of works written between the end of the first century and the middle of the second, and if we do not find in these writings any reference to our Gospels,
Page 32 - early in October, and on the 19th of November I presented to their Imperial Majesties, in the Winter Palace at Tsarkoe-Selo, my rich collection of old Greek, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, and other manuscripts, in the middle of which the Sinaitic Bible shone like a crown. I then took the opportunity of submitting to the Emperor Alexander
Page 69 - we possess a learned letter written by a disciple of his, by name Ptolemy. It contains, in addition to several quotations from St. Matthew, a passage taken from the first chapter of St. John, in these words: " The apostle says that all things were made by him, and that without him was not anything made that was made." Another distinguished follower and companion of Valentinus, by name
Page 34 - that Providence has given to our age, in which attacks on Christianity are so common, the Sinaitic Bible, to be to us a full and clear light as to what is the real text of God's Word written, and to assist us in defending the truth by establishing its authentic form.
Page 28 - that exciting moment with such a diamond in my possession. Though my lamp was dim and the night cold, I sat down at once to transcribe the Epistle of Barnabas. For two centuries search has been made in vain for the original Greek of the first part of this Epistle, which has been only known through a very faulty Latin translation.
Page 62 - that it is impossible that those who are once born should enter a second time into their mother's womb and be born is clear to every one." There has been much dispute as to the meaning of this passage. For our part, we take the view that Justin was referring to John iii.
Page 32 - set out at once for Constantinople with a view of there supporting the case of the five representatives. The Prince Lobanow, Russian ambassador to Turkey, received me with the greatest goodwill, and as he offered me hospitality in his country-house on the shores of the Bosphorus, I was able the better to attend to the negotiations which had brought me there,