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Irenaeus, Refutation Of All Heresies, 4.6.3


nanFor no one can know the Father, unless through the Word of God, that is, unless by the Son revealing [Him]; neither can he have knowledge of the Son, unless through the good pleasure of the Father. But the Son performs the good pleasure of the Father; for the Father sends, and the Son is sent, and comes. And His Word knows that His Father is, as far as regards us, invisible and infinite; and since He cannot be declared [by any one else], He does Himself declare Him to us; and, on the other hand, it is the Father alone who knows His own Word. And both these truths has our Lord declared. Wherefore the Son reveals the knowledge of the Father through His own manifestation. For the manifestation of the Son is the knowledge of the Father; for all things are manifested through the Word. In order, therefore, that we might know that the Son who came is He who imparts to those believing on Him a knowledge of the Father, He said to His disciples: "No man knoweth the Son but the Father, nor the Father but the Son, and those to whomsoever the Son shall reveal Him;" thus setting Himself forth and the Father as He [really] is, that we may not receive any other Father, except Him who is revealed by the Son.


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1. Hebrew Bible, Exodus, 6.3-6.4 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

6.3. וָאֵרָא אֶל־אַבְרָהָם אֶל־יִצְחָק וְאֶל־יַעֲקֹב בְּאֵל שַׁדָּי וּשְׁמִי יְהוָה לֹא נוֹדַעְתִּי לָהֶם׃ 6.3. וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה לִפְנֵי יְהוָה הֵן אֲנִי עֲרַל שְׂפָתַיִם וְאֵיךְ יִשְׁמַע אֵלַי פַּרְעֹה׃ 6.4. וְגַם הֲקִמֹתִי אֶת־בְּרִיתִי אִתָּם לָתֵת לָהֶם אֶת־אֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן אֵת אֶרֶץ מְגֻרֵיהֶם אֲשֶׁר־גָּרוּ בָהּ׃ 6.3. and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name יהוה I made Me not known to them." 6.4. And I have also established My covet with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their sojournings, wherein they sojourned."
2. New Testament, Luke, 10.22 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

10.22. Turning to the disciples, he said, "All things have been delivered to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is, except the Father, and who the Father is, except the Son, and he to whomever the Son desires to reveal him.
3. 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.
4. Irenaeus, Refutation of All Heresies, 4.6.1-4.6.2, 4.6.4-4.6.7, 5.26.2 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

5. Justin, First Apology, 58 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

58. And, as we said before, the devils put forward Marcion of Pontus, who is even now teaching men to deny that God is the maker of all things in heaven and on earth, and that the Christ predicted by the prophets is His Son, and preaches another god besides the Creator of all, and likewise another son. And this man many have believed, as if he alone knew the truth, and laugh at us, though they have no proof of what they say, but are carried away irrationally as lambs by a wolf, and become the prey of atheistical doctrines, and of devils. For they who are called devils attempt nothing else than to seduce men from God who made them, and from Christ His first-begotten; and those who are unable to raise themselves above the earth they have riveted, and do now rivet, to things earthly, and to the works of their own hands; but those who devote themselves to the contemplation of things divine, they secretly beat back; and if they have not a wise sober-mindedness, and a pure and passionless life, they drive them into godlessness.
6. Justin, Dialogue With Trypho, 23.2, 35.3, 51.2, 100.1 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
basilides Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 205
divine economy Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 83
divine intellect Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 30
economy Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 83
exegesis, in gnosticism Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 205
exegesis, in justin Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 205
god, attributes of Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 30
god as opulent Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 30
incarnation Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 83
intellect Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 30
justin martyr Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 83
knowledge of god Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 83
marcion Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 30, 83
martyr, justin, polemic against exegesis of gnostics Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 205
old testament, criticism of Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 205
old testament, relation to new testament, christ Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 205
omnipotence Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 30
philosophy Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 30
revelation Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 83
scripture, as weapon/criterion against heresy Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 205
scripture, justin martyr on Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 205
transcendence of god' Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 30
transcendence of god Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 83
valentinians, doctrine of Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 205