The Holy Bible, According to the Authorized Version (A.D. 1611); With an Explanatory and Critical Commentary and a Revision of the Translation, by Bishops and Other Clergy of the Anglican Church Volume 10
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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...on His bosom, published the Gospel at Ephesus during his abode in Asia."1 The references to the Apocalypse are in the following forms: "Sed et Johannes Domini discipulus, in Apocalypsi" (Adv. Hctr.'vf. 20, n); "significavit Johannes Domini discipulus in Apocalypsi" (ib. v. 26,1); "in Apocalypsi vidit Joannes," (ib. v. 35, 2); "Joannes in Apoc. ait" (ib.iv. ax, 3). Akin to the testimony of Irenaeus is that which is supplied by the Epistle in which the churches of Lyons, and Vienne inform the churches in Asia and Phrygia of the persecution which they had endured under Antoninus Verus, A.d. 177 (ap. Euseb., v. i, 2). We there leam how deeply the imagery and the language of the Apocalypse had penetrated the thoughts of Christians at that early period: --The martyr Vettius "is a genuine disciple of Christ, 'following the Lamb whithersoever He goeth'" (cart ynjtrios Xptorou fnaOrfrrji Oko.ov6vv T3 apvuo oirov av virdyrj Rev. xiv. 4);--Christ is described as "the faithful and true Witness and First Born of the dead" (Rev. i. 5; iii. 14);--and the fury of the persecutors as compared with the patience of the Martyrs, is represented in the words of Rev. xxii. 11, freely quoted with the preface, "that the Scripture might be fulfilled."1 Polycrates, a later bishop of Ephesus (+ A.d. 196), writing, during the second Paschal controversy, to Victor Bishop of Rome (ap. Euseb. iii. 31; v. 24), appeals to the great lights of the Church in Asia, --to Polycarp of Smyrna, and Thraseus of Eumenia; to Sagaris, Papirius, Melito of Sardis; and to seven other bishops of his own family. Of the Twelve Apostles, he appeals to "Philip who with two of his daughters (who had remained virgins)...
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