Wednesday, October 24, 2012

HIPPOLYTUS SAYS MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL LEAD THE ISRAELITES IN THE WILDERNESS!

GREEK TEXT: “...τίς δὲ ἐστιν Μιχαἠ ἀλλ' ἢ ὁ ἄγγελος ὁ τῷ λαῷ παραδεδομένος, ὡς λέγει τῷ Μωὐσῃ. Οὐ μὴ πορευθῶ μεθ' ὑμῶν ἐν τῃ ὁδῷ διὰ τὸ τὸν λαὸν σκληροτράχηλον εἶναι, ἀλλ' ἢ ὁ ἄγγελος μου πορεύσειται μεθ' ὑμῶν...” - (Book 4, Chapter 40:4-5, “COMMENTARY ON DANIEL,” Greek text of Marcel Richard’s GCS series Kommentar zu Daniel 2010.)

HIPPOLYTUS OF ROME (circa. 170-236 C.E.): “...WHO IS MICHAEL BUT THE ANGEL ASSIGNED TO THE PEOPLE? As (God) says to Moses. "I will not go with you in the way, because the people are stiff-necked; but MY ANGEL SHALL GO WITH YOU...” - (Fragment 13, [Book 4, Chapter 40:4-5,] “SCHOLIA ON DANIEL,” [Or “COMMENTARY ON DANIEL,”] Translated by S.D.F. Salmond. From Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 5. Edited by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A. Cleveland Coxe. Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1886.)
[FOOTNOTE]: Compare, Exodus 14:19; 23:20, 3; 32:34; 1 Corinthians 10:4.

HIPPOLYTUS OF ROME (circa. 170-236 C.E.): “...BUT [40.4.] WHO IS MICHAEL, BUT THE ANGEL WHO IS GRANTED TO THE PEOPLE, as he says to Moses, “I will not go with you on the way because the people are stiff necked, BUT MY ANGEL WILL GO WITH YOU”?[4] [40.5.] This one stood against Moses in the encampment when he carried the uncircumcised boy[5] to Egypt. For it was not possible for Moses to be the elder and mediator of the law, who also announced the covenant of the fathers, and also to lead the uncircumcised boy, so that he may not be considered by the people as a false prophet and a deceiver...” - (Book 4, Chapter 40:4-5, “COMMENTARY ON DANIEL,” Quoted in “Hippolytus of Rome: Commentary on Daniel,” T.C. Schmidt 1st Edition, Translated from the Greek text of Marcel Richard’s GCS series Kommentar zu Daniel 2010.)
[FOOTNOTE 4]: Exodus 33:3
[FOOTNOTE 4]: Exodus 4:24-25

HIPPOLYTUS OF ROME (circa. 170-236 C.E.): “...BUT WHO IS MICHAEL? NONE OTHER THAN THAT ANGEL, THE ( ONE ) WHO WAS GIVEN TO THE PEOPLE, even as He says to Moses: “I [personally], will certainly not journey along with you in the way, through the fact of this peoples hard-heartedness, BUT [INSTEAD] MY PERSONAL{*} ANGEL WILL JOURNEY IN COMPANY WITH YOU...” - (Book 4, Chapter 40:4-5, “COMMENTARY ON DANIEL,” Translated by Matt13weedhacker 13/2/2011, Re-Revised 25/10/2012)
[FOOTNOTE *]: Gk., ( ὁ ἄγγελος μου ) Literally: "...the Angel of me..."
[FOOTNOTE *]: Gk., ( παραδεδομένος ) part sg perf mp masc nom “...give, hand over to another, transmit, grant, bestow, permitt...”

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