New PDF release: Ante-Nicene Christianity: History Of The Christian Church

By Philip Schaff

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8 quantity sequence. hence Tertullian tells of a firm of Christians in Ephesus, who begged martyrdom from the heathen governor, yet after a couple of were carried out, the remaining have been despatched away via him with the phrases: "Miserable creatures, when you particularly desire to die, you've got precipices and halters enough." although this mistake used to be a ways much less discreditable than the other severe of the cowardly worry of guy, but it used to be opposite to the guideline and the instance of Christ and the apostles,6 three and to the spirit of actual martyrdom, which is composed within the union of honest humility and tool, and possesses divine power within the very cognizance of human weak point.

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In Africa Christianity gained firm foothold first in Egypt, and there probably as early as the apostolic age. " It was the home of Joseph and his brethren, and the cradle of Israel. In Egypt the Jewish Scriptures were translated more than two hundred years before our era, and this Greek version used even by Christ and the apostles, spread Hebrew ideas throughout the Roman world, and is the mother of the peculiar idiom of the New Testament. Alexandria was full of Jews, the literary as well as commercial centre of the East, and the connecting link between the East and the West.

C. 47. Tertullian also says (Adv. Jud. c. " 0 2 Ad Zephan. 1:15 sqq. Schürer quotes the passage, p. 363. " There I saw on Good Friday, 1877, a large number of Jews, old and young, men and women, venerable rabbis with patriarchal beards, others dirty and repulsive, kissing the stone wall and watering it with their tears, while repeating from Hebrew Bibles and prayer-books the Lamentations of Jeremiah, Psalms 76th and 79th, and various litanies. Comp. Tobler, Topographie von Jerusalem I. 629. 28 Hist of Christ'n Church 2 Philip Schaff After this the Jews had no opportunity for any further independent persecution of the Christians.

In Africa Christianity gained firm foothold first in Egypt, and there probably as early as the apostolic age. " It was the home of Joseph and his brethren, and the cradle of Israel. In Egypt the Jewish Scriptures were translated more than two hundred years before our era, and this Greek version used even by Christ and the apostles, spread Hebrew ideas throughout the Roman world, and is the mother of the peculiar idiom of the New Testament. Alexandria was full of Jews, the literary as well as commercial centre of the East, and the connecting link between the East and the West.

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