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Irenaeus, Refutation Of All Heresies, 3.25.5


nanPlato is proved to be more religious than these men, for he allowed that the same God was both just and good, having power over all things, and Himself executing judgment, expressing himself thus, "And God indeed, as He is also the ancient Word, possessing the beginning, the end, and the mean of all existing things, does everything rightly, moving round about them according to their nature; but retributive justice always follows Him against those who depart from the divine law." Then, again, he points out that the Maker and Framer of the universe is good. "And to the good," he says, "no envy ever springs up with regard to anything;" thus establishing the goodness of God, as the beginning and the cause of the creation of the world, but not ignorance, nor an erring Aeon, nor the consequence of a defect, nor the Mother weeping and lamenting, nor another God or Father.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 18.22 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

18.22. וַיִּפְנוּ מִשָּׁם הָאֲנָשִׁים וַיֵּלְכוּ סְדֹמָה וְאַבְרָהָם עוֹדֶנּוּ עֹמֵד לִפְנֵי יְהוָה׃ 18.22. And the men turned from thence, and went toward Sodom; but Abraham stood yet before the LORD."
2. Hebrew Bible, Proverbs, 3.19-3.20 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

3.19. יְהוָה בְּחָכְמָה יָסַד־אָרֶץ כּוֹנֵן שָׁמַיִם בִּתְבוּנָה׃ 3.19. The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding He established the heavens." 3.20. By His knowledge the depths were broken up, And the skies drop down the dew."
3. Hebrew Bible, Psalms, 85 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

4. Plato, Laws, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

5. Plato, Phaedrus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

247a. He is followed by an army of gods and spirits, arrayed in eleven squadrons; Hestia alone remains in the house of the gods. of the rest, those who are included among the twelve great gods and are accounted leaders, are assigned each to his place in the army. There are many blessed sights and many ways hither and thither within the heaven, along which the blessed gods go to and fro attending each to his own duties; and whoever wishes, and is able, follows, for jealousy is excluded from the celestial band. But when they go to a feast and a banquet
6. Plato, Timaeus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

29e. constructed Becoming and the All. He was good, and in him that is good no envy ariseth ever concerning anything; and being devoid of envy He desired that all should be, so far as possible, like unto Himself. Tim. This principle, then, we shall be wholly right in accepting from men of wisdom as being above all the supreme originating principle of Becoming and the Cosmos.
7. New Testament, Apocalypse, 3.7 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3.7. To the angel of the assembly in Philadelphia write: "He who is holy, he who is true, he who has the key of David, he who opens and no one can shut, and that shuts and no one opens, says these things:
8. New Testament, Ephesians, 6.12 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

6.12. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world's rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
9. New Testament, Galatians, 4.8 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

4.8. However at that time, not knowing God, youwere in bondage to those who by nature are not gods.
10. New Testament, Romans, 1.20-1.21, 1.25 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.20. For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse. 1.21. Because, knowing God, they didn't glorify him as God, neither gave thanks, but became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless heart was darkened. 1.25. who exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
11. New Testament, Matthew, 11.27 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

11.27. All things have been delivered to me by my Father. No one knows the Son, except the Father; neither does anyone know the Father, except the Son, and he to whom the Son desires to reveal him.
12. Galen, On The Use of Parts, 11.14 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

13. Irenaeus, Refutation of All Heresies, 1.12.2, 1.27.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.9.1-2.9.2, 2.14, 2.14.1, 2.14.3-2.14.4, 2.26.1, 2.28.1, 2.29.2, 2.30.9, 2.31.1, 2.33.2, 3.12.12, 3.21.3, 3.22.1, 3.23.6, 3.24.2, 3.25.1-3.25.4, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.5.1, 4.16.5, 4.20.1-4.20.4, 4.28.3, 4.38.3, 5.4.1 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

14. Justin, First Apology, 26.5 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

15. Tertullian, Against Marcion, 1.6.1, 1.25.3 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

16. Theophilus, To Autolycus, 2.25 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

2.25. The tree of knowledge itself was good, and its fruit was good. For it was not the tree, as some think, but the disobedience, which had death in it. For there was nothing else in the fruit than only knowledge; but knowledge is good when one uses it discreetly. But Adam, being yet an infant in age, was on this account as yet unable to receive knowledge worthily. For now, also, when a child is born it is not at once able to eat bread, but is nourished first with milk, and then, with the increment of years, it advances to solid food. Thus, too, would it have been with Adam; for not as one who grudged him, as some suppose, did God command him not to eat of knowledge. But He wished also to make proof of him, whether he was submissive to His commandment. And at the same time He wished man, infant as he was, to remain for some time longer simple and sincere. For this is holy, not only with God, but also with men, that in simplicity and guilelessness subjection be yielded to parents. But if it is right that children be subject to parents, how much more to the God and Father of all things? Besides, it is unseemly that children in infancy be wise beyond their years; for as in stature one increases in an orderly progress, so also in wisdom. But as when a law has commanded abstinence from anything, and some one has not obeyed, it is obviously not the law which causes punishment, but the disobedience and transgression;- for a father sometimes enjoins on his own child abstinence from certain things, and when he does not obey the paternal order, he is flogged and punished on account of the disobedience; and in this case the actions themselves are not the [cause of] stripes, but the disobedience procures punishment for him who disobeys - so also for the first man, disobedience procured his expulsion from Paradise. Not, therefore, as if there were any evil in the tree of knowledge; but from his disobedience did man draw, as from a fountain, labour, pain, grief, and at last fall a prey to death.
17. Eusebius of Caesarea, Preparation For The Gospel, 15.5.2 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

18. Augustine, Reply To Faustus, 22.9 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

19. Epiphanius, Panarion, 33.3 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
abraham Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 285
adam Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 339
angel Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 339
anthropology Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 219
antitheses, marcions Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 344
assimilation Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 219
bible Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 285
blasphemy, heresy as Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 122
body, soul and spirit Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 219
church Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 285
clement of alexandria, alterations to heresys link to philosophy Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 299
coherence (and truth) Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 155
creatio ex nihilo Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 72
creator, creation Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 285
creator Pedersen, Demonstrative Proof in Defence of God: A Study of Titus of Bostra’s Contra Manichaeos (2004) 354
demiurge Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 72
devil, satan Pedersen, Demonstrative Proof in Defence of God: A Study of Titus of Bostra’s Contra Manichaeos (2004) 354
divine intellect Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 47
dualism Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 47
egypt, egyptian Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 285
epicureanism, heresy assimilated to Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 122, 299
epicureans Pedersen, Demonstrative Proof in Defence of God: A Study of Titus of Bostra’s Contra Manichaeos (2004) 354
evil Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 219
fall, the Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 219
father and maker' Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 37
fourfold gospel Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 105
gnostic, gnosticism Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 285
gnosticism, as pagan Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 122
harnack, adolf von Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 299
heresiology, heresiological, heresiologists, heresiographers Pedersen, Demonstrative Proof in Defence of God: A Study of Titus of Bostra’s Contra Manichaeos (2004) 354
heresy, heretics, heresiology Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 285
heresy, heretics, heretical Pedersen, Demonstrative Proof in Defence of God: A Study of Titus of Bostra’s Contra Manichaeos (2004) 354
irenaeus, on heresy and paganism Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 122
jealousy, envy, envious Pedersen, Demonstrative Proof in Defence of God: A Study of Titus of Bostra’s Contra Manichaeos (2004) 354
jealousy, jealous, begrudge, grudge, éfyon¤a Pedersen, Demonstrative Proof in Defence of God: A Study of Titus of Bostra’s Contra Manichaeos (2004) 354
jealousy, jealous, begrudge, grudge Pedersen, Demonstrative Proof in Defence of God: A Study of Titus of Bostra’s Contra Manichaeos (2004) 354
justin martyr Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 72
knowledge of god Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 47
law, laws Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 285
law and prophets Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 344
libertinism/license Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 299
love Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 47, 105
magi, distortion of philosophy Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 299
maker Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 344
marcion, marcionism Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 285
matter Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 72
paganism, heresy assimilated to Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 122
participation Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 155, 219
paul, pauline, paulinism Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 285
perfection Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 105, 219
philo Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 155
philosophy, assimilation of heresy to Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 299
philosophy Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 285
platonic, platonising, platonism, platonists Pedersen, Demonstrative Proof in Defence of God: A Study of Titus of Bostra’s Contra Manichaeos (2004) 354
platonism, heretics unfaithful to Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 299
platonism Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 37; Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 285
positive relationship to christianity Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 122
pythagoreans Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 285
recapitulation Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 105
revelation Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 105
septuagint Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 344
serpent Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 339
simon of samaria Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 122
son of god Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 105
sophistry Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 155
space Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 37
spirit Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 219
temple Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 344
testament Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 344
tree of knowledge/tree for knowing good and bad Pedersen, Demonstrative Proof in Defence of God: A Study of Titus of Bostra’s Contra Manichaeos (2004) 354
tree of life Pedersen, Demonstrative Proof in Defence of God: A Study of Titus of Bostra’s Contra Manichaeos (2004) 354
unity of god and man Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 47
unity of man Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 219
valentinians Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 122; Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 72
wisdom Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 47
word, the Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 47, 105
worship Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 285
xenotheism Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 285
yahweh, yhwh Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 285