Sunday, July 20, 2014

ORIGEN OF ALEXANDRIA ON ISAIAH 48:16

Greek or Latin Text will be posted later when available.

ORIGEN OF ALEXANDRIA (circa. 185-254 C.E.): “...Now, that the Savior and the Holy Spirit were sent by the Father for the salvation of men has been declared in Isaiah, in the person of the Savior, saying, “And now the Lord hath sent me and His Spirit.”{5937} You must know, however, that this expression is ambiguous; for either God sent, but also the Holy Spirit sent, the Savior; OR, AS WE HAVE TAKEN IT, THE FATHER SENT BOTH—THE SAVIOR AND THE HOLY SPIRIT...” - (Chapter 18, Book 3, “Commentary On Matthew,” Translated by John Patrick. From Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 9. Edited by Allan Menzies. Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1896.)
[FOOTNOTE 5937]: Isaiah 48:16

GREEK TEXT: “...[Ἐπεὶ δὲ Ἰουδαῖός ἐστιν ὁ περὶ τοῦ ἀναγεγραμμένου ἁγίου πνεύματος κατεληλυθέναι ἐν εἴδει περιστερᾶς πρὸς τὸν Ἰησοῦν ἀπορῶν], λεκτέον ἂν εἴη πρὸς αὐτόν· [ὦ οὗτος, τίς ἐστιν ὁ ἐν τῷ Ἡσαΐᾳ λέγων· «Καὶ νῦν κύριος ἀπέστειλέ με καὶ τὸ πνεῦμα αὐτοῦ;» ἐν ᾧ ἀμφιβόλου ὄντος τοῦ ῥητοῦ, πότερον ὁ πατὴρ καὶ τὸ ἅγιον πνεῦμα ἀπέστειλαν τὸν Ἰησοῦν,ὁ πατὴρ ἀπέστειλε τόν τε Χριστὸν καὶ τὸ ἅγιον πνεῦμα, τὸ δεύτερόν ἐστιν ἀληθές. Καὶ ἐπεὶ ἀπεστάλη ὁ σωτήρ, εἶτα τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον, ἵνα πληρωθῇ τὸ εἰρημένον ὑπὸ τοῦ προφήτου], ἐχρῆν δὲ τὴν τῆς προφητείας πλήρωσιν ἐγνῶσθαι καὶ τοῖς ἑξῆς· διὰ τοῦτο ἀνέγραψαν οἱ Ἰησοῦ μαθηταὶ τὸ γεγενημένον...” - (Chapter 46, Book 1, “Contra Celsusm” or: “Against Celsus,” MPG.)

ORIGEN OF ALEXANDRIA (circa. 185-254 C.E.): “...Who is it that saith in Isaiah, And now the Lord hath sent me and his Spirit? in which, as the expression is ambiguous, is it the Father and the Holy Spirit who have sent Jesus; or the Father, who hath sent both Christ and the Holy Spirit. THE LATTER IS THE TRUE INTERPRETATION [Gk., ( το δευτερον εστιν αληθες ) Literally: “...THE SECOND IS TRUE...”]...” - (Chapter 46, Book 1, “Contra Celsusm” or: “Against Celsus,” Translated by Adam Clarke, “Commentary on Isaiah 48:16,” “The Adam Clarke Commentary On The Whole Bible,” Published 1810-1826.)

ORIGEN OF ALEXANDRIA (circa. 185-254 C.E.): “...Sir, who is it that says in Isaiah, 'And now the Lord hath sent me and His Spirit? In which sentence, as the meaning is doubtful--viz., whether the Father and the Holy Spirit sent Jesus, or the Father sent both Christ and the Holy Spirit – THE LATTER IS CORRECT. [Gk., ( το δευτερον εστιν αληθες ) Literally: “...THE SECOND IS TRUE...”] FOR, BECAUSE THE SAVIOR WAS SENT, AFTERWARDS THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS SENT ALSO, that the prediction of the prophet might be fulfilled; and as it was necessary that the fulfillment of the prophecy should be known to posterity, the disciples of Jesus for that reason committed the result to writing...” - (Chapter 46, Book 1, “Contra Celsusm” or: “Against Celsus,” Translated by Frederick Crombie. From Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 4. Edited by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A. Cleveland Coxe. Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1885.)
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/04161.htm

2 comments:

  1. This quote from Origen does not prove your point. it is perfectly consistent with Trinitarianism to believe the Father sent the Son. Does Origen say, 'The Father sent the Son therefore the Son is not divine?' No.

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    1. The bible may indicate divinity but holy spirit and our savior is entirely separate. Jesus himself made that very clear through the gospels. Remember that angels are of divine origin too but not anywhere near as almighty as Jehovah God. Holy spirit has always been represent as His divine power or active force.

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