Friday, July 18, 2014

HIPPOLYTUS OF ROME -- THE WORD WAS MADE, MADE AS A GOD

GREEK TEXT: “...Ἐπὶ δὲ τούτοις τὸν πάντων ἄρχοντα δημιουργῶν, ἐκ πασῶν σύνθετον οὐσιῶν ἐσκεύασεν. οὐχ ὅτι δὲ θεόν σε θέλων ποιεῖν ἔσφηλεν, οὐδὲ ἄγγελον μὴ πλανῶ, ἀλλ' ἄνθρωπόν σε θελήσας ἐποίησεν. εἰ γὰρ θεόν σε ἠθέλησε ποιῆσαι, ἐδύνατο· ἔχεις τοῦ Λόγου τὸ παράδειγμα· ἀλλ' ἄνθρωπον θέλων, ἄνθρωπόν σε ἐποίησεν...” - (Book 10, Chapter 33, “ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΟΎΜΕΝΑ Ἢ ΚΑΤᾺ ΠΑΣΩ͂Ν ΑἹΡΈΣΕΩΝ ἘΛΈΓΧΟΣ,” or its alternate Latin title: “Philosophumena,” )

HIPPOLYTUS OF ROME (circa. 170-236 C.E.): “…But after [Lit., “upon”] these things, the Prince [Or: “Ruler”] of all [mankind], He hand crafted into a work. He prepared him from out of a mixture of all substances. But not because He wanted to make you as a god, [and] somehow failed, or [to make you] as an angel, (may [you] not be lead astray), but as a man He made you. FOR IF IN FACT HE WANTED TO – ( MAKE ) – YOU AS A GOD, He did indeed have and continues to have the ability to do so. FOR YOU HAVE THE PRECEDENT [Or: “EXAMPLE” or: “ARCHITECTS MODEL” or: “PATTERN”] OF THE LOGOS. But it is was a man that He wanted, [and] as a man He made you...” - (Book 10, Chapter 33, “A Philosophical Investigation,” or “A Disproving” or “Inventory” or “Against All Heresies” 7/05/2014)

HIPPOLYTUS OF ROME (circa. 170-236 C.E.): “…But on top of these things, the Prince of all [humankind], He crafted as by hand into [one of His] works. He prepared him from out of a mixture of all substances. But not because He wanted to make you as a god, or as an angel, [and] somehow failed, (may you not be mislead), but as a man He made you. FOR IF HE WANTED TO – ( MAKE ) – YOU AS A GOD, He, for a fact had, and continues to have, the ability to do so. FOR YOU HAVE THE PRECEDENT SET IN THE EXAMPLE OF THE LOGOS. But it was a man that He wanted, [and it was] as a man [that] He made you...” - (Book 10, Chapter 33, “A Philosophical Investigation,” or “A Disproving” or “Inventory” or “Against All Heresies” [Alternate Version Revised] 14/06/2014)

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