History of the Martyrs in Palestine; Discovered in a Very Ancient Syriac Manuscript Volume 50; V. 729

History of the Martyrs in Palestine; Discovered in a Very Ancient Syriac Manuscript Volume 50; V. 729

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...Beyrout, the city in which he had grown up in stature and learning together; and for the sake of his knowledge and understanding he attached himself to men seeking perfection. Human wisdom he abandoned, and loved the word of God. He also adopted the heavenly habit 25 of the prophets, and was crowned with martyrdom. The next after him that was brought to the conflict was Vales, a man venerable for his comely grey hairs, being in appearance a pure and respectable old man. Nor was he worthy of honour on this account only, but also for his great knowledge of the holy scrip-30 tures; for his memory was completely stored with the scriptures, so that he could repeat God's scriptures by rote like one in whose memory the whole scriptures were deposited. Moreover, he was a deacon of God's church. And he that was reckoned third among them was named Paul, 35 a man who was fervent in the Spirit of God; and he came from the city Iamna. And he also had previously to this his confession contended with the suffering p. 43 of the cautery of confession. And when they had endured affliction in prison for ahout 5 two years, the immediate cause of their martyrdom was the arrival of those Egyptians who were also consummated in martyrdom at the same time together with them-For having accompanied those men who had been sent to suffer affliction in the mines of Cilicia, and being then on their way back to return 10 to their own country, as they entered in at the gate of Caesarea, they were questioned as to who they were and whence they came; and when they made no concealment of the truth, but said, We are Christians, they were at once seized, just as if they had been malefactors. And they were in number five. So 15 when they were carried before the judge, and...show more

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  • English
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  • 123685506X
  • 9781236855060