By Walter T. Wilson
Defined by means of Origen as a writing that even the hundreds of believers have learn, the Sentences of Sextus bargains exact insights into renowned Christian suggestion throughout the overdue moment century C.E. even though it attracts generally on canonical texts for the composition of its sayings, it really is specially interesting for the style within which it integrates those texts with fabric derived from generically related collections of Pythagorean maxims. This quantity offers a severe variation together with proof from the Greek, Latin, Syriac, and Coptic models; a brand new translation; and the 1st observation for the Sentences, an incredible record for investigating the background of early Christian knowledge, asceticism, and ethics.
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227–228 v. 233 v. 242 v. 264a v. 271 v. 303 v. 316 v. 320 v. 329 v. 336 v. 340 vv. 341–342 v. 347 v. 372 v. 386 (cf. Rom 2:24) (cf. Gen 1:26–27) (cf. Mark 10:23; Luke 18:24) Matt 19:23 (cf. 1 Pet 4:6) Matt 7:12; Luke 6:31 Matt 5:44; Luke 6:27–28 (cf. Lev 19:18) (cf. Acts 2:44–47) Matt 5:28 (cf. Matt 10:8) Matt 19:21 (cf. Mark 10:21; Luke 18:22) Rom 7:18 (cf. 2 Cor 1:23) (cf. Matt 6:21; Luke 12:34) 2 Cor 5:4 (cf. Luke 6:30) (cf. Matt 20:26–27; Mark 10:43–44) Sir 4:10 Matt 6:1–2 (cf. Jas 5:3) (cf.
350: λόγου περὶ θεοῦ μὴ παντὶ κοινώνει. Sext. 351: οὐκ ἀσφαλὲς ἀκούειν περὶ θεοῦ τοῖς ὑπὸ δόξης διεφθαρμένοις. 58. Chadwick 1959, 148, cf. 158. 59. Chadwick’s (1959, 144–59) presentation of the evidence obscures this fact. 22 THE SENTENCES OF SEXTUS Sext. 352: περὶ θεοῦ καὶ τἀληθῆ λέγειν κίνδυνος οὐ μικρός. Marc. 15a: μήτε βίου μήτε λόγου τοῦ περὶ θεοῦ κοινώνει. Marc. 15b: λόγον γὰρ περὶ θεοῦ τοῖς ὑπὸ δόξης διεφθαρμένοις λέγειν οὐκ ἀσφαλές. Marc. 15c: καὶ γὰρ καὶ τἀληθῆ λέγειν ἐπὶ τούτων περὶ θεοῦ καὶ τὰ ψευδῆ κίνδυνον ἴσον φέρει.
381 = Sent. Pythag. 102a = Marc. 16; Sext. 429 = Sent. Pythag. 15a = Marc. 16. More complicated scenarios are presented by Sext. 4 = Sent. Pythag. 40 = Marc. 15 and Sext. 352 = Sent. Pythag. 55b = Marc. 15. Cf. also Sext. 22 = Sent. Pythag. 112 = Marc. 15; Sext. 402 = Sent. Pythag. 102c = Marc. 16; Sext. 406 = Sent. Pythag. 94 = Marc. 17. 55. See Sext. 49 = Clitarchus, Sent. 4 = Marc. 11; Sext. 97 = Clitarchus, Sent. 17 = Marc. 11. , Sext. 122–136, 350–362, 416–429), wherein we sometimes find agreements in relative order.
The Sentences of Sextus by Walter T. Wilson