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Irenaeus, Refutation Of All Heresies, 4.24.1


nanWherefore also Paul, since he was the apostle of the Gentiles, says, "I laboured more than they all." For the instruction of the former, [viz., the Jews,] was an easy task, because they could allege proofs from the Scriptures, and because they, who were in the habit of hearing Moses and the prophets, did also readily receive the First-begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the life of God,--Him who, by the spreading forth of hands, did destroy Amalek, and vivify man from the wound of the serpent, by means of faith which was [exercised] towards Him. As I have pointed out in the preceding book, the apostle did, in the first place, instruct the Gentiles to depart from the superstition of idols, and to worship one God, the Creator of heaven and earth, and the Framer of the whole creation; and that His Son was His Word, by whom He founded all things; and that He, in the last times, was made a man among men; that He reformed the human race, but destroyed and conquered the enemy of man, and gave to His handiwork victory against the adversary. But although they who were of the circumcision still did not obey the words of God, for they were despisers, yet they were previously instructed not to commit adultery, nor fornication, nor theft, nor fraud; and that whatsoever things are done to our neighbours' prejudice, were evil, and detested by God. Wherefore also they did readily agree to abstain from these things, because they had been thus instructed.


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1. Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy, 9.4 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

9.4. אַל־תֹּאמַר בִּלְבָבְךָ בַּהֲדֹף יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ אֹתָם מִלְּפָנֶיךָ לֵאמֹר בְּצִדְקָתִי הֱבִיאַנִי יְהוָה לָרֶשֶׁת אֶת־הָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת וּבְרִשְׁעַת הַגּוֹיִם הָאֵלֶּה יְהוָה מוֹרִישָׁם מִפָּנֶיךָ׃ 9.4. Speak not thou in thy heart, after that the LORD thy God hath thrust them out from before thee, saying: ‘For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land’; whereas for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee."
2. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 1.26 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

1.26. וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים נַעֲשֶׂה אָדָם בְּצַלְמֵנוּ כִּדְמוּתֵנוּ וְיִרְדּוּ בִדְגַת הַיָּם וּבְעוֹף הַשָּׁמַיִם וּבַבְּהֵמָה וּבְכָל־הָאָרֶץ וּבְכָל־הָרֶמֶשׂ הָרֹמֵשׂ עַל־הָאָרֶץ׃ 1.26. And God said: ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.’"
3. Hebrew Bible, Psalms, 95 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

4. Hebrew Bible, Isaiah, 53, 52 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. New Testament, Galatians, 4.21 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

4.21. Tell me, you that desire to be under the law, don't you listen to thelaw?
6. New Testament, Romans, 10.5-10.13, 10.16-10.18 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

10.5. For Moses writes about the righteousness of the law, "The one who does them will live by them. 10.6. But the righteousness which is of faith says this, "Don't say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?' (that is, to bring Christ down); 10.7. or, 'Who will descend into the abyss?' (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead.) 10.8. But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth, and in your heart;" that is, the word of faith, which we preach: 10.9. that if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10.10. For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 10.11. For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes in him will not be put to shame. 10.12. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich to all who call on him. 10.13. For, "Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved. 10.16. But they didn't all listen to the glad news. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our report? 10.17. So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 10.18. But I say, didn't they hear? Yes, most assuredly, "Their sound went out into all the earth, Their words to the ends of the world.
7. New Testament, John, 12.38 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

12.38. that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, "Lord, who has believed our report? To whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
8. Irenaeus, Refutation of All Heresies, 1.8.1-1.8.4, 1.10.1, 2.10.1, 2.24.1, 2.27.2-2.27.3, 2.28.6, 3.5.3, 3.11.8, 3.12.1, 3.12.15, 3.13.3, 3.16.6, 3.18.5-3.18.6, 3.24.1-3.24.2, 4.14.2, 4.20.4, 4.22.1, 4.24.2, 4.40.2, 5.22.2, 5.36.3 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

9. Justin, Dialogue With Trypho, 74.3 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

42. Justin: Moreover, the prescription that twelve bells be attached to the [robe] of the high priest, which hung down to the feet, was a symbol of the twelve apostles, who depend on the power of Christ, the eternal Priest; and through their voice it is that all the earth has been filled with the glory and grace of God and of His Christ. Wherefore David also says: 'Their sound has gone forth into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.' And Isaiah speaks as if he were personating the apostles, when they say to Christ that they believe not in their own report, but in the power of Him who sent them. And so he says: 'Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? We have preached before Him as if [He were] a child, as if a root in a dry ground.' Isaiah 53:1-2 (And what follows in order of the prophecy already quoted. ) But when the passage speaks as from the lips of many, 'We have preached before Him,' and adds, 'as if a child,' it signifies that the wicked shall become subject to Him, and shall obey His command, and that all shall become as one child. Such a thing as you may witness in the body: although the members are enumerated as many, all are called one, and are a body. For, indeed, a commonwealth and a church, though many individuals in number, are in fact as one, called and addressed by one appellation. And in short, sirs, by enumerating all the other appointments of Moses I can demonstrate that they were types, and symbols, and declarations of those things which would happen to Christ, of those who it was foreknown were to believe in Him, and of those things which would also be done by Christ Himself. But since what I have now enumerated appears to me to be sufficient, I revert again to the order of the discourse.
10. Tatian, Oration To The Greeks, 11.2 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
adam Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 217
apologetics Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 163
apostasy Behr, Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement (2000) 52
athenagoras Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 217
bible Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 174
church Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 174
coherence (and truth) Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 174
comparative method Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 162
correction Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 103
death Behr, Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement (2000) 52
exchange formula Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 103
exegesis Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 174
fragmentation Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 163
gentiles, and the torah/law Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 162, 163
greek/barbarian division Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 217
hermeneutics, and making communities Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 162, 163
hermeneutics, and the endtime Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 162, 163
hermeneutics, hellenistic and rabbinic Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 162
humankind, unity of Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 217
influence Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 162
irenaeus Behr, Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement (2000) 52; Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 217
justification Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 103
justin martyr Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 217
middle platonism Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 217
minns, d. Behr, Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement (2000) 52
nomos/nomoi Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 163
old testament Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 217
orality Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 163
parables Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 174
participation Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 174
pistis Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 163
qumran Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 162, 163
recapitulation Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 103
reciprocity of salvation Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 103
redaction Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 163
righteousness by pistis/deeds Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 163
scripture, interpretation of' Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 174
scripture, reworking of Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 163
speech in character Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 163
stoic thought Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 217
tatianos (tatian) Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 217
torah, for gentiles Fisch,, Written for Us: Paul’s Interpretation of Scripture and the History of Midrash (2023) 163