EPISTLE OF MATHETES TO DIOGNETUS PDF

Hence it is not a proper name at all, and its use in the title is strictly conventional. The writer, whoever he or she was, sounds to many like a Johannine Christian , inasmuch as he uses the word "Logos" as a substitute for "Christ" or "Jesus. It is unlikely that he was the tutor of the same name to the emperor Marcus Aurelius , [5]. Manuscripts[ edit ] The epistle survived only in one manuscript from antiquity.

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The Greek writer and recipient are not otherwise known, but the language and other textual evidence dates the work to the late 2nd century; some assume an even earlier date and count it among the Apostolic Fathers. Contents [ show ] Author and audience "Mathetes" is not a proper name; it simply means "a disciple.

Manuscripts The Epistle survives in two manuscripts. A third, that survived until , was in a 13th-century codex that included writings ascribed to Justin Martyr. The other two are probably copied from this. It was at Strasbourg but was burned there during the Franco-Prussian War. Fortunately it had already been printed, the first time in , when it was generally ascribed to Justin Martyr because of the context of its manuscript.

In all manuscripts, about two lines of the text are missing in the middle. The 13th century manuscript was obviously damaged in that place and the copies were made only after that damage had already been done. Contents The Epistle is in twelve chapters. Chapter I. Chapter II. Chapter III. Chapter IV. Chapter V. Chapter VI. Chapter VII. Chapter VIII. Chapter IX. Chapter X. Chapter XI. Chapter XII. The 10th chapter breaks off in mid thought, and so the last two chapters, a kind of peroration that abandons the fictive?

Some have ascribed these additions to Hippolytus , based on similarities of thought and style. In the 11th chapter "Mathetes" presents himself as "having been a disciple of Apostles I come forward as a teacher of the Gentiles, ministering worthily to them" placing himself in a class with authoritative figures like John the Presbyter. Literature Lona, Horacio E. Brox, K. Niederwimmer, H. Lona, F. Prostmeier, and J. Verlag Herder: Freiburg u. External links This page uses content from the English Wikisource.

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Letter to Diognetus

The Greek writer and recipient are not otherwise known, but the language and other textual evidence dates the work to the late 2nd century; some assume an even earlier date and count it among the Apostolic Fathers. Contents [ show ] Author and audience "Mathetes" is not a proper name; it simply means "a disciple. Manuscripts The Epistle survives in two manuscripts. A third, that survived until , was in a 13th-century codex that included writings ascribed to Justin Martyr. The other two are probably copied from this. It was at Strasbourg but was burned there during the Franco-Prussian War. Fortunately it had already been printed, the first time in , when it was generally ascribed to Justin Martyr because of the context of its manuscript.

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Epistle to Diognetus

What is the Letter to Diognetus? Question: "What is the Letter to Diognetus? This type of writing is also called an apologetics letter or an apology. The oldest known manuscript of the Letter to Diognetus, dating from the thirteenth or fourteenth century, was found along with the writings of Justin Martyr ; unfortunately, that manuscript was destroyed in a fire in

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Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus

Jump to navigation Jump to search What the soul is to the body, Christians are to the world. He who takes upon himself the burden of his neighbour, The Greek writer and recipient are not otherwise known. Quotes[ edit ] Christians are not distinguished from the rest of humanity by country, language, or custom. For nowhere do they live in cities of their own, nor do they speak some unusual dialect, nor do they practice an eccentric lifestyle

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