The New Testament History; With an Introd., Connecting the History of the Old and New Testaments

The New Testament History; With an Introd., Connecting the History of the Old and New Testaments

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...the wor-ls " the great power of God." But this is to lose the whole point of the designation. The Samaritans described the angels as bvvenelr, 1'. e., nncreated influences proceeding from God. They intended to distinguish Simon from such an order of beings by adding the words " which is called great." meaning thereby the source of all power: in other words, the Supreme Deity. Simon vas recognized as the incarnation of this power. He announced himself as in a special sense " some great one" (Acts viii. 9). flu the 'e'wow., as embodied in lelena's person, we recognize the dualistic element of Gnosticism, derived from the Manichean system. The Gnostics appear to have recognized the 6-ivalm and the e'w0m, as the two original principles from whose junction all beings emanated. Simon and Helena were the lpgamatlom in which these principles res ed. meeting between. the two at Rome took place in the reign of Claudius, some ten years after the events in Samaria. Justin Martyr, with greater consisteney, represents Simon as having visited Rome in the reign of Claudius, and omits all notice of an encounter with Peter. His success there was so great that he was deified, and a statue was erected in his honor, with the inscription "Simoni Deo Sancto " (Apol. i. 26, 56). The above statements can be reconciled only by assuming that Simon made two expeditions to Rome, the first in the reign of Claudius, the second, in which he encounter: -d Peter, in the reign of Nero, about the year 68: and even this takes for granted the disputed fact of St. Peter's visit to Rome. His death is associated with the meeting in question: according to Hippolytus, the earliest authority on the subject, ...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236839595
  • 9781236839596