Ancient Jewish-christian Dialogues: Athanasius And by William Varner

By William Varner

This paintings offers the texts and translations of 3 old Jewish-Christian dialogues: The discussion of Athanasius and Zacchaeus (Greek, 4th c.); The discussion of Simon and Theophilus (Latin, fifth c.); and The discussion of Timothy and Aquila (Greek, sixth c.). this can be the 1st released translation of every of those texts. An creation discusses the context of those dialogues within the "Contra Judaeos" literature of the early church and in addition explores the query of whether they symbolize any genuine dialogue among Jews and Christians and in addition what reasons those dialogues served. cautious awareness has been made to the dialogues' use of the Bible, specifically the outdated testomony, in furthering the dialogue concerning the Messiah. To this finish a accomplished Scriptural Index encourages better comparative learn of those dialogues. it's the translator's goal to reveal those works, that have been the fear of a small circle of concentrated students, to a much broader scholarly viewers and to inspire better learn of them and their function within the background of Jewish Christian kinfolk.

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Because of this his soill was delivered over to death. And he was reckoned to be with transgressors by being hung on a tree with two evildoers. So he was reckoned as a transgressor, as the prophet says: Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (Deut. 21:23; cf. Gal. 3:13). 42. Zacchaeus said: See, then, he is cursed! Athanasius: For this the evil ones will be given for his death and the rich ones for his tomb, because they reckoned him with the transgressors. 43. Zacchaeus said: What does the prophet mean when he says: Who will declare his genealogy (Isa.

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48. Zacchaeus said: He was speaking about David that he would be born from Judah after generations. Athanasius said: Yet it was from David that the rulers sprang up. The prophecy says that until then the rulers would be of the Jewish race until he comes for whom it is appointed and he will be the expectation Of the Gentiles. For your David became the expectation of the Jews, and not of us Gentiles. 49. Zacchaeus said: For are you saying that even the Gentiles are called unto life, the ones whom God has rejected?

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