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Anon., Epistle Of Barnabas, 4.1


Δεῖ οὖν ἡμᾶς περὶ τῶν ἐνεστώτων ἐπιπολὺ ἐραυνῶντας e)raunw=ntas N, e)reunw=ntas C. ἐκζητεῖν τὰ δυνάμενα ἡμᾶς σώζειν. φύγωμεν οὑν τελείως ἀπὸ πάντων τῶν ἔργων τῆς ἀνομίας, μήποτε καταλάβῃ ἡμᾶς τὰ ἔργα τῆς ἀνομίας: καὶ μισήσωμεν τὴν πλάνην τοῦ νῦν καιροῦ, ἵνα εἰς τὸν μέλλοντα ἀγαπηθῶμεν.It behooves us therefore to investigate deeply concerning the present, and to search out the things which have power to save us. Let us therefore flee altogether from all the works of lawlessness, lest the works of lawlessness overpower us; and let us loathe the error of the present time, that we may be loved for that which is to come.


Δεῖ οὖν ἡμᾶς περὶ τῶν ἐνεστώτων ἐπιπολὺ ἐραυνῶντας e)raunw=ntas N, e)reunw=ntas C. ἐκζητεῖν τὰ δυνάμενα ἡμᾶς σώζειν. φύγωμεν οὑν τελείως ἀπὸ πάντων τῶν ἔργων τῆς ἀνομίας, μήποτε καταλάβῃ ἡμᾶς τὰ ἔργα τῆς ἀνομίας: καὶ μισήσωμεν τὴν πλάνην τοῦ νῦν καιροῦ, ἵνα εἰς τὸν μέλλοντα ἀγαπηθῶμεν.Let us flee from all vanity, let us entirely hate the works of the evil way. Do not entering in privily stand apart by yourselves, as if ye were already justified, but assemble yourselves together and consult concerning the common welfare.
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1. Anon., Epistle of Barnabas, 1.4, 1.7, 2.4, 2.9, 3.6, 4.3-4.11, 4.13, 5.3-5.4, 5.6, 10.11, 15.5-15.8, 16.4-16.5, 16.7-16.10, 17.2, 18.1, 21.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.4. Being therefore persuaded of this, and being conscious with myself that having said much among you I know that the Lord journeyed with me on the way of righteousness, and am wholly constrained also myself to this, to love you more than my own soul (for great faith and love dwelleth in you through the hope of the life which is His)--considering this therefore, that 1.7. For the Lord made known to us by His prophets things past and present, giving us likewise the firstfruits of the taste of things future. And seeing each of these things severally coming to pass, according as He spake, we ought to offer a richer and higher offering to the fear of Him. But I, not as though I were a teacher, but as one of yourselves, will show forth a few things, whereby ye shall be gladdened in the present circumstances. 2.4. For He hath made manifest to us by all the prophets that He wanteth neither sacrifices nor whole burnt offerings nor oblations, saying at one time; 2.9. So we ought to perceive, unless we are without understanding, the mind of the goodness of our Father; for He speaketh to us, desiring us not to go astray like them but to seek how we may approach Him. 3.6. To this end therefore, my brethren, He that is long-suffering, foreseeing that the people whom He had prepared in His well-beloved would believe in simplicity, manifested to us beforehand concerning all things, that we might not as novices shipwreck ourselves upon their law. 4.3. The last offence is at hand, concerning which the scripture speaketh, as Enoch saith. For to this end the Master hath cut the seasons and the days short, that His beloved might hasten and come to His inheritance. 4.4. And the prophet also speaketh on this wise; Ten reigns shall reign upon the earth, and after them shall arise another king, who shall bring low three of the kings under one. 4.5. In like manner Daniel speaketh concerning the same; And I saw the forth beast to be wicked and strong and more intractable than all the beasts of the earth, and how there arose from him ten horns, and from these a little horn and excrescence, and how that it abased under one three of the great horns. 4.6. Ye ought therefore to understand. Moreover I ask you this one thing besides, as being one of yourselves and loving you all in particular more than my own soul, to give heed to yourselves now, and not to liken yourselves to certain persons who pile up sin upon sin, saying that our covet remains to them also. 4.7. Ours it is; but they lost it in this way for ever, when Moses had just received it. For the scripture saith; And Moses was in the mountain fasting forty days and forty nights, and he received the covet from the Lord, even tablets of stone written with the finger of the hand of the Lord. 4.8. But they lost it by turning unto idols. For thus saith the Lord; Moses, Moses, come down quickly; for thy people whom thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt hath done unlawfully. And Moses understood, and threw the two tables from his hands; and their covet was broken in pieces, that the covet of the beloved Jesus might be sealed unto our hearts in the hope which springeth from faith in Him. 4.9. But though I would fain write many things, not as a teacher, but as becometh one who loveth you not to fall short of that which we possess, I was anxious to write to you, being your devoted slave. Wherefore let us take heed in these last days. For the whole time of our faith shall profit us nothing, unless we now, in the season of lawlessness and in the offenses that shall be, as becometh sons of God, offer resistance, that the Black One may not effect an entrance. 4.11. For the scripture saith; Woe unto them that are wise for themselves, and understanding in their own sight. Let us become spiritual, let us become a temple perfect unto God. As far as in us lies, let us exercise ourselves in the fear of God, [and] let us strive to keep His commandments, that we may rejoice in His ordices. 4.13. if we relax as men that are called, we should slumber over our sins, and the prince of evil receive power against us and thrust us out from the kingdom of the Lord. 5.3. We ought therefore to be very thankful unto the Lord, for that He both revealed unto us the past, and made us wise in the present, and as regards the future we are not without understanding. 5.4. Now the scripture saith; Not unjustly is the net spread for the birds. He meaneth this that a man shall justly perish, who having the knowledge of the way of righteousness forceth himself into the way of darkness. 5.6. Understand ye. The prophets, receiving grace from Him, prophesied concerning Him. But He Himself endured that He might destroy death and show forth the resurrection of the dead, for that He must needs be manifested in the flesh; 10.11. Again Moses saith; Ye shall everything that divideth the hoof and cheweth the cud. What meaneth he? He that receiveth the food knoweth Him that giveth him the food, and being refreshed appeareth to rejoice in him. Well said he, having regard to the commandment. What then meaneth he? Cleave unto those that fear the Lord, with those who meditate in their heart on the distinction of the word which they have received, with those who tell of the ordices of the Lord and keep them, with those who know that meditation is a work of gladness and who chew the cud of the word of the Lord. But why that which divideth the hoof? Because the righteous man both walketh in this world, and at the same time looketh for the holy world to come. Ye see how wise a lawgiver Moses was. 15.5. And He rested on the seventh day. this He meaneth; when His Son shall come, and shall abolish the time of the Lawless One, and shall judge the ungodly, and shall change the sun and the moon and the stars, then shall he truly rest on the seventh day. 15.6. Yea and furthermore He saith; Thou shalt hallow it with pure hands and with a pure heart. If therefore a man is able now to hallow the day which God hallowed, though he be pure in heart, we have gone utterly astray. 15.7. But if after all then and not till then shall we truly rest and hallow it, when we shall ourselves be able to do so after being justified and receiving the promise, when iniquity is no more and all things have been made new by the Lord, we shall be able to hallow it then, because we ourselves shall have been hallowed first. 15.8. Finally He saith to them; Your new moons and your Sabbaths I cannot away with. Ye see what is His meaning ; it is not your present Sabbaths that are acceptable [unto Me], but the Sabbath which I have made, in the which, when I have set all things at rest, I will make the beginning of the eighth day which is the beginning of another world. 16.4. So it cometh to pass; for because they went to war it was pulled down by their enemies. Now also the very servants of their enemies shall build it up. 16.5. Again, it was revealed how the city and the temple and the people of Israel should be betrayed. For the scripture saith; And it shall be in the last days, that the Lord shall deliver up the sheep of the pasture and the fold and the tower thereof to destruction. And it came to pass as the Lord spake. 16.7. I find then that there is a temple, How then shall it be built in the name of the Lord? Understand ye. Before we believed on God, the abode of our heart was corrupt and weak, a temple truly built by hands; for it was full of idolatry and was a house of demons, because we did whatsoever was contrary to God. 16.8. But it shall be built in the name of the Lord. Give heed then that the temple of the Lord may be built gloriously. 16.9. How? Understand ye. By receiving the remission of our sins and hoping on the Name we became new, created afresh from the beginning. Wherefore God dwelleth truly in our habitation within us. How? The word of his faith, the calling of his promise, the wisdom of the ordices, the commandments of the teaching, He Himself prophesying in us, He Himself dwelling in us, opening for us who had been in bondage unto death the door of the temple, which is the mouth, and giving us repentance leadeth us to the incorruptible temple. 17.2. For if I should write to you concerning things immediate or future, ye would not understand them, because they are put in parables. So much then for this. 18.1. But let us pass on to another lesson and teaching. There are two ways of teaching and of power, the one of light and the other of darkness; and there is a great difference between the two ways. For on the one are stationed the light giving angels of God, on the other the angels of Satan. 21.3. The day is at hand, in which everything shall be destroyed together with the Evil One. The Lord is at hand and his reward.


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angel Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
apostles Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
baptism Grypeou and Spurling, The Exegetical Encounter between Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity (2009) 37
birth Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
blood Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
bread Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
church Grypeou and Spurling, The Exegetical Encounter between Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity (2009) 37
commandments Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
community Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
covenant Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
creation Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
creator Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
cross Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
darkness Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
encounter Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
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garden Grypeou and Spurling, The Exegetical Encounter between Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity (2009) 37
just Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
law Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
love Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
mary Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
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peter Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
power Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
prophets Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
proselyte/proselytism Grypeou and Spurling, The Exegetical Encounter between Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity (2009) 37
rabbis Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
salvation Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
temple Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
tree' Grypeou and Spurling, The Exegetical Encounter between Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity (2009) 37
twelve Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
valentinians Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59
women Vinzent, Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity and the Making of the New Testament (2013) 59