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Lucian, The Passing Of Peregrinus, 23

nanProteus's design reminds me of that. The passion for fame must wholly possess him, body and soul. He says, of course, that it is all for the benefit of the human race,–to teach them to scorn death, and to show fortitude in trying circumstances. Now I should just like to ask you a question; it is no use asking him. How would you like it, if the criminal classes were to profit by his lesson in fortitude, and learn to scorn death, and burning, and so on? You would not like it at all.

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1. Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 40.1-40.7, 41.1-41.4 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

40.1. Much labor was created for every man,and a heavy yoke is upon the sons of Adam,from the day they come forth from their mothers womb till the day they return to the mother of all. 40.1. All these were created for the wicked,and on their account the flood came. 40.2. Their perplexities and fear of heart -- their anxious thought is the day of death 40.2. Wine and music gladden the heart,but the love of wisdom is better than both. 40.3. from the man who sits on a splendid throne to the one who is humbled in dust and ashes 40.3. In the mouth of the shameless begging is sweet,but in his stomach a fire is kindled. 40.4. from the man who wears purple and a crown to the one who is clothed in burlap; 40.5. there is anger and envy and trouble and unrest,and fear of death, and fury and strife. And when one rests upon his bed,his sleep at night confuses his mind. 40.6. He gets little or no rest,and afterward in his sleep, as though he were on watch,he is troubled by the visions of his mind like one who has escaped from the battle-front; 40.7. at the moment of his rescue he wakes up,and wonders that his fear came to nothing. 41.1. O death, how bitter is the reminder of you to one who lives at peace among his possessions,to a man without distractions, who is prosperous in everything,and who still has the vigor to enjoy his food! 41.1. Whatever is from the dust returns to dust;so the ungodly go from curse to destruction. 41.2. and of silence, before those who greet you;of looking at a woman who is a harlot 41.4. and how can you reject the good pleasure of the Most High?Whether life is for ten or a hundred or a thousand years,there is no inquiry about it in Hades.
2. Septuagint, Wisdom of Solomon, 2.23-2.24 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2.23. for God created man for incorruption,and made him in the image of his own eternity 2.24. but through the devils envy death entered the world,and those who belong to his party experience it.
3. Lucretius Carus, On The Nature of Things, 1.102-1.126 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

4. Epictetus, Discourses, 4.7.6 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

5. New Testament, Acts, 26.18 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

26.18. to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'
6. New Testament, Colossians, 1.13 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.13. who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the Kingdom of the Son of his love;
7. New Testament, Ephesians, 2.2, 6.12 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2.2. in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the powers of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience; 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.
8. New Testament, Hebrews, 2.15 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2.15. and might deliver all of them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
9. New Testament, John, 12.31 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

12.31. Now is the judgment of this world. Now the prince of this world will be cast out.
10. Lucian, The Passing of Peregrinus, 12-14, 16, 18, 27-30, 11 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

11. Marcus Aurelius Emperor of Rome, Meditations, 11.3 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

12. Anon., Pirqe Rabbi Eliezer, 13

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
atonement,as defeat of the devil nan
atonement,as means of deliverance from death' nan
christianity Edelmann-Singer et al. (2020), Sceptic and Believer in Ancient Mediterranean Religions, 155
death Edelmann-Singer et al. (2020), Sceptic and Believer in Ancient Mediterranean Religions, 155
hadrian Edelmann-Singer et al. (2020), Sceptic and Believer in Ancient Mediterranean Religions, 155
hercules Edelmann-Singer et al. (2020), Sceptic and Believer in Ancient Mediterranean Religions, 155
magic Edelmann-Singer et al. (2020), Sceptic and Believer in Ancient Mediterranean Religions, 155