Monday, April 4, 2011

IRENAEUS RULE OR RANKING OF THE FAITH

(1.)

...FIRST ( ARTICLE ) OF FAITH...”

LATIN TEXT: “...Et haec est dispositio ordinis[d] ( fidei ) nostrae et ( fundamentum )[e] aedificii et confirmatio conversationis. Deus Pater in-crreatus, in-dependens [seu im-mensus][f], in-visibilis, ( unus ) Deus. Creator universi. Hoc (longe) - ( primum caput[g] fidei nostrae )...” - (Page 41/42; Chapter 6; DEMONSTRATIO APOSTOLICAE PRAEDICATIONIS LATINE REDDITA. Simon Weber 1917.)
[FOOTNOTE ( PAGE 41 ) 1]: Compare Ephesians 4:6.
[FOOTNOTE 2]: Compare Galations 4:6.
[FOOTNOTE D]: TM: Kanon.
[FOOTNOTE E]: TM: Grund
[FOOTNOTE F]: Arm: antar; vide supra p. 29 n. h.

(IRENAEUS): “...And this is the ( rule ) of our faith, the foundation of our building and the security of our walk, even GOD THE FATHER, In-generate, Un-containable, In-visible, ONE GOD THE CREATOR OF ALL. ( This is – theforemost – article of our faith )....” - (Page 114/115, Dem. Of Apost. Preach. C. vi, Chapter VIII, “The Doctrine of the Trinity,” IRENAEUS OF LUGDUNUM – A STUDY OF HIS TEACHING By F. R. Montgomery Hitchcock 1914.)

(IRENAEUS): “...This then is the ( order ) of the rule of our faith, and the foundation of the building, and the stability of our conversation: GOD, THE FATHER, not made, not material, invisible; ONE GOD, THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS: this is the ( first – point )[21] of our faith...” - (Page 74/75; Irenaeus, THE DEMONSTRATION OF THE APOSTOLIC PREACHING Translated by J. Armitage Robinson. 1920.)
[FOOTNOTE 21]: Lit. "head:" cf. cc. 7, 100.

(IRENAEUS): “...And this is the ( drawing-up ) of our faith, the foundation of the building, and consolidation of a way of life[38]. GOD, THE FATHER, un-created, beyond grasp, invisible, ( ONE ) GOD THE MAKER OF ALL ; ( this is the first and formost article of our faith )[39]...” - (Page 51; Chapter 6; ST. IRENAEUS PROOF OF THE APOSTOLIC PREACHING Translated and Annotated by Joseph P. Smith 1952.)
[FOOTNOTE 38]: “drawing-up”: das kargi, a doublet; either word alone would correspond to Greek ( τάξις ) [ RANK ] … Here, however, Irenaeus seems to be using the word simply in the sense “drawing-up in order” of faith (cf. Following metaphors)...”
[FOOTNOTE 39]: “article” here and for all other occurences in the Proof is my rendering of 'glux' ([Gk., text kephaln, kephalaiov] head[ing]”) in this sense.



I would just like to draw attention to the ( doctrinal - significance ) of this single footnote:

[FOOTNOTE 38]: “drawing-up”: das kargi, a doublet; either word alone would correspond to Greek ( τάξις ) [ RANK ] … Here, however, Irenaeus seems to be using the word simply in the sense “drawing-up in order” of faith (cf. Following metaphors)...”

Notice how the translator plays down the idea of “RANK” - which is the real meaning of Gk., ( τάξις ).

The remarks “...Here, however, Irenaeus seems to be using the word simply in the sense “drawing-up in order of faith (cf. Following metaphors)...”

This is only the ( opinion ) of the Tri{3}nitarian translator. He must say it is different from “RANK” because it would show his dogma of supposed equality in the Tri{3}ad of Christendom was wrong!

So he has to explain it away!

Irenaeus wrote in Greek originally so his meaning no doubt would be that of “RANK” and not just “order”.

There is no ( descending or ascending ) RANK among “equals” as the ( theory ) goes.

Follow my drift!



(IRENAEUS): “...And this is the ( order – of ) our faith and the ( foundation ) of the building and the support of our conduct : GOD, THE FATHER, un-created, in-comprehensible, in-visible, ( ONE ) GOD. CREATOR OF ALL. This the ( first – heading ) of our faith...” - (Page 18; Chapter 6; ST. IRENAEUS - [Εἰς ἐπίδειξιν τοῦ ἀποστολικοῦ κηρύγματος ] THE PROOF OF APOSTOLIC PREACHING WITH SEVEN FRAGMENTS ARMENIAN VERSION EDITED AND TRANSLATED BY HIS LORDSHIP THE BISHOP KARAPET TER MEKERTTSCHIAN AND THE REV. DR. S. G. WILSON WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF H. R. H. PRINCE MAXE OF SAXONY D. D. AND D. C. L.)

(2.)

...SECOND ( ARTICLE ) OF FAITH...”

LATIN TEXT: “...Sed ( secundum ) caput[g] Verbum Dei, Filius Dei, Christus Isus Dominus noster, qui prophetis apparuit secundum speciem prophetiae eorum et secundum habitum[h] dispositionum Patris; per quem[i] factum est unumquodque. Qui etiam in fine temporum ad perficiendum et instaurandum[a] unumquodque homo inter homines factus [est], visiblis et palpabilis ad destruendam mortem et manifestandam vitam[1] et communitatem concordiae Dei et hominis faciendam...” - (Page 41/42; Chapter 6; DEMONSTRATIO APOSTOLICAE PRAEDICATIONIS LATINE REDDITA. Simon Weber 1917.)
[FOOTNOTE D]: TM: Kanon.
[FOOTNOTE E]: TM: Grund
[FOOTNOTE F]: Arm: antar; vide supra p. 29 n. h.
[FOOTNOTE G]: Arm: gluch. TM: Punkt.
[FOOTNOTE H]: TM: Tragweite.
[FOOTNOTE I]: Pronomen relativum hic non ad praecedentem vocem Patris, sed ad Ch. I. Dominum nostrum referendum esse videtur.
[FOOTNOTE ( PAGE 42 ) 1]: Compare 2nd Tim 1:10.
[FOOTNOTE A]: Sive consummandum. TM: und zusammenzufassen.

(IRENAEUS): “...The ( second ) is the Word ( of ) God, the Son ( of ) God, Christ Jesus our Lord, Who appeared to the prophets, [Compare Acts 7 “Angel”] and in accordance with the form of their prophesying, and ( according – to – the course of decrees of THE FATHER ) --- ( through ) whom everything came into existence, who at the end of times appeared in visible and palpable manner[*] to bring all things to ( perfection ), and sum up all things in himself. A Man among men He became in order to destroy death, to make manifest the life, and to bring about a fellowship of union between God and man....” - (Page 114/115, Dem. Of Apost. Preach. C. vi, Chapter VIII, “The Doctrine of the Trinity,” IRENAEUS OF LUGDUNUM – A STUDY OF HIS TEACHING By F. R. Montgomery Hitchcock 1914.)

(IRENAEUS): “...The ( second - point ) is: The Word of God, Son of God, Christ Jesus our Lord, who was manifested to the prophets according to the form of their prophesying and according to the method of the dispensation of the Father:[22] through whom all things were made; who also at the end of the times, to complete and gather up[23] all things, was made man among men, visible and tangible,[24] in order to abolish death and show forth life and produce a community of union between God and man....” - (Page 74/75; Irenaeus, THE DEMONSTRATION OF THE APOSTOLIC PREACHING Translated by J. Armitage Robinson. 1920.)
[FOOTNOTE 22]: This is fully worked out in IV, lv. 1-6: the prophets were "members of Christ," and so each, according to the "member" that he was, declared his portion of prophecy, all together announcing the whole.
[FOOTNOTE 23]: The same double rendering of a0nakefalaiw&sasqai (Eph. i. 10) is found in the Arm. version of V, i. 2.
[FOOTNOTE 24]: IV, xi. 4: "visibilem et palpabilem;" cf. IV, xiii. 1, where the Arm. shows that the Latin "passibilis" should be corrected to "palpabilis."

(IRENAEUS): “...But the ( second – article ) is the Word of God, the Son of God, Christ Jesus our Lord, who was shown forth by the prophets according to the design of their prophecy and according to the manner in which the Father diposed; and ( through ) Him were made all things whatsoever.[40] He also, in the end of times,[41] for the recapitulation of all things, is ( become ) a man among men, visible and tangible, in order to abolish death and to bring to light life, and bring about the communion of God and man.[42]...” - (Page 51; Chapter 6; ST. IRENAEUS PROOF OF THE APOSTOLIC PREACHING Translated and Annotated by Joseph P. Smith 1952.)
[FOOTNOTE 40]: “...and through Him...”: literally “...( of ) the Father, ( through ) whom...” ; the relative surely refers back to the Word.
[FOOTNOTE 41]: “...in the end of times...” Dan 11:13.
[FOOTNOTE 42]: “...for the recapitulation of all things...” in the text: “...to recapitulate all things...” the verb being rendered by a doublet, (glxaworel ew bovandakel) “...sum up and contain...”

(IRENAEUS): “...But the ( second – heading ) is the Word of God, God the Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Who was revealed to the prophets, after the manner of their prophecy and as much as had entered into the ( pre-ordination of the Father ). By the Son's hand all things have come into being. And at the end of time, to gather all together and sum up all things, He willed to become man among men, visible and palpable, so as to destroy death and show forth life and perfect reconcililation between God and man...” - (Page 18; Chapter 6; ST. IRENAEUS - [Εἰς ἐπίδειξιν τοῦ ἀποστολικοῦ κηρύγματος ] THE PROOF OF APOSTOLIC PREACHING WITH SEVEN FRAGMENTS ARMENIAN VERSION EDITED AND TRANSLATED BY HIS LORDSHIP THE BISHOP KARAPET TER MEKERTTSCHIAN AND THE REV. DR. S. G. WILSON WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF H. R. H. PRINCE MAXE OF SAXONY D. D. AND D. C. L.)

Act 7:38 (GNT) οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ γενόμενος ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ μετὰ τοῦ ἀγγέλου τοῦ λαλοῦντος αὐτῷ ἐν τῷ ὄρει Σινᾶ καὶ τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν, ὃς ἐδέξατο λόγια ζῶντα δοῦναι ἡμῖν.
Act 7:38 (Vulgate) hic est qui fuit in ecclesia in solitudine cum angelo qui loquebatur ei in monte Sina et cum patribus nostris qui accepit verba vitae dare nobis
(ACV) This is he who became in the congregation in the wilderness with the heavenly agent who spoke to him on the mount Sinai, and of our fathers who received living oracles to give to us.
(GSNT) It was he who with the congregation in the desert went between the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai and our forefathers, and received and communicated to you utterances that still live.

(GNT) Καὶ πληρωθέντων ἐτῶν τεσσεράκοντα ὤφθη αὐτῷ ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ τοῦ ὄρους Σινᾶ ἄγγελος Κυρίου ἐν φλογὶ πυρὸς βάτου.
(Vulgate) et expletis annis quadraginta apparuit illi in deserto montis Sina angelus in igne flammae rubi
(Diaglott-NT) And being completed years forty, appeared to him in the desert of the mountain Sinai a messenger of Lord in a flame of fire of a bush.
(NSB) »At the end of forty years, Jehovah’s angel appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sinai in a flame of fire in a bush. (Exodus 3:3)
(ERRB) And when forty years were expired fulfilled / shalamed , there appeared to him
in the wilderness of mount Sina Sinay an angel of the Lord Yah Veh in a flame of fire in a bush brier.
(IAV) And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai an angel of YY in a flame of fire in a bush.
(MRC) "And when forty years were fulfilled, AN ANGEL APPEARED TO HIM IN THE WILDERNESS of Mount Sinai, IN A FLAME OF FIRE OF A BUSH,

Act 7:35 (GNT) Τοῦτον τὸν Μωϋσῆν ὃν ἠρνήσαντο εἰπόντες· τίς σε κατέστησεν ἄρχοντα καὶ δικαστήν; τοῦτον ὁ Θεὸς ἄρχοντα καὶ λυτρωτὴν ἀπέσταλκεν ἐν χειρὶ ἀγγέλου τοῦ ὀφθέντος αὐτῷ ἐν τῇ βάτῳ.
(Vulgate) hunc Mosen quem negaverunt dicentes quis te constituit principem et iudicem hunc Deus principem et redemptorem misit cum manu angeli qui apparuit illi in rubo
(AUV-NT) But the Hebrews refused [to acknowledge Moses as their leader], saying, 'Who made you a ruler and judge [over us]?' [Nevertheless], God sent him [to Egypt] to be both a ruler and liberator [of the people] through the direction of [His] angel who appeared [to Moses] from the bush.
(CEV) This was the same Moses that the people rejected by saying, "Who made you our leader and judge?" God's angel had spoken to Moses from the bush. And God had even sent the angel to help Moses rescue the people and be their leader.
(Complete Apostles' Bible) This Moses whom they denied, saying, 'Who appointed you a ruler and a judge?' This man God sent as a ruler and redeemer by the hand of the Angel who appeared to him in the bush.
(Diaglott-NT) This the Moses whom they denied, saying: Who thee appointed a ruler and a judge? this the God a ruler and a redeemer sent by hand of a messenger of that having appeared to him in the bush.
(Moffatt NT) The Moses they refused, when they said, 'Who made you ruler and umpire?' — that was the very man whom God sent to rule and to redeem them, by aid of the angel who had appeared to him in the bush.

Act 7:53 (GNT) οἵτινες ἐλάβετε τὸν νόμον εἰς διαταγὰς ἀγγέλων, καὶ οὐκ ἐφυλάξατε.
(Vulgate) qui accepistis legem in dispositionem angelorum et non custodistis
(CENT) you who received the law as delivered by angels, and yet did not keep it."
(EB) Who, indeed, received the law through ranks of messengers, - and guarded it not.
(Diaglott-NT) who received the law by injunctions of messengers, and not you kept.
(GNB) You are the ones who received God's law, that was handed down by angels---yet you have not obeyed it!"
(GSNT) you who had the Law given to you by angels, and did not obey it!"
(Moffatt NT) you who got the Law that angels transmitted, and have not obeyed it!"
(WORNT) who received the law by the ministration of angels, and yet have not kept it.
(TCNT) You who received the Law as transmitted by angels and yet failed to keep it."

(3.)

...THIRD ( ARTICLE ) OF FAITH...”

LATIN TEXT: “...Et ( tertium ) caput[b] Spiritus Sanctus, per quem prophetae prophetaverunt, et patres docti sunt de Deo[c], et iusti ducti sunt in viam iustitiae, et qui in fine temporum effusus est novo modo[d] in humanam naturam in omni terra innovans hominem Deo...” - (Page 41/42; Chapter 6; DEMONSTRATIO APOSTOLICAE PRAEDICATIONIS LATINE REDDITA. Simon Weber 1917.)
[FOOTNOTE C]: TM: die gottlichen Dinge. Arm: casus narrativus zastutsoysn.
[FOOTNOTE D]: Arm: norogapes = nove, recenter, novo modo.

(IRENAEUS): “...The ( third ) article is the Holy Spirit, ( through ) whom the prophets prophesied, the fathers have learnt things of God, and the righteous have been lead in the way of righteousness, who shed himself abroad at the end of times, in a new fashion upon mankind all over the world while he [Ltn., renovavit] ( restored ) men ( for ) God...” - (Page 114/115, Dem. Of Apost. Preach. C. vi, Chapter VIII, “The Doctrine of the Trinity,” IRENAEUS OF LUGDUNUM – A STUDY OF HIS TEACHING By F. R. Montgomery Hitchcock 1914.)
[FOOTNOTE *]: Cf. Ltn., “...per ipsum Verbum visibilem et palpabilem factum...” Adv. Haer. IV. 6. 6.

(IRENAEUS): “...And the ( third - point ) is: The Holy Spirit, through whom the prophets prophesied, and the fathers learned the things of God, and the righteous were led forth into the way of righteousness; and who in the end of the times was poured out in a new way upon mankind in all the earth, renewing man unto God...” - (Page 74/75; Irenaeus, THE DEMONSTRATION OF THE APOSTOLIC PREACHING Translated by J. Armitage Robinson. 1920.)

(IRENAEUS): “...And the ( third – article ) is the Holy Spirit, ( through ) whom the prophets prophesied and the patriarchs were taught about God and the just were led in the path of justice, and who in the end of the times has been poured forth in a new manner upon humanity over all the earth renewing man ( to ) God.[43]...” - (Page 51; Chapter 6; ST. IRENAEUS PROOF OF THE APOSTOLIC PREACHING Translated and Annotated by Joseph P. Smith 1952.)
[FOOTNOTE 43]: “...communion...” cf. Introd. Chap. 36.

(IRENAEUS): “...And the ( third – heading ) is the Holy Spirit, by whom the Prophets prophesied and the fathers learned divine things and the righteous were led in the way of righteousness, who in the end of time in a new manner, is poured out upon men, in all the world renewing man ( for ) God...” - (Page 18; Chapter 6; ST. IRENAEUS - [Εἰς ἐπίδειξιν τοῦ ἀποστολικοῦ κηρύγματος ] THE PROOF OF APOSTOLIC PREACHING WITH SEVEN FRAGMENTS ARMENIAN VERSION EDITED AND TRANSLATED BY HIS LORDSHIP THE BISHOP KARAPET TER MEKERTTSCHIAN AND THE REV. DR. S. G. WILSON WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF H. R. H. PRINCE MAXE OF SAXONY D. D. AND D. C. L.)