Woodbrooke Studies, Vol. 2: Christian Documents in Syriac, Arabic, and Garshuni; 1. Timothy's Apology for Christianity; 2. The Lament of the Virgin; 3. The Martyrdom of Pilate (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Woodbrooke Studies, Vol. 2: Christian Documents in Syriac, Arabic, and Garshuni; 1. Timothy's Apology for Christianity; 2. The Lament of the Virgin; 3. The Martyrdom of Pilate

Naturally the manner of the defence will vary, according to the constitution of the Court, and the code of laws which has been infringed. We shall, however, find that in Christian Apologia there is almost always a reminiscence of the fact that the first Court which sat to judge the Christian believer was a Jewish Sanhedrin. They had their own lictors, before ever Roman fasces were seen, and their forty stripes save one were the primal condemnation which de veloped into the Non licet vos esse of imperial power. It is important to keep this in mind because we shall see in the document before us abundant traces that the Testimony which Jesus foretold was, to begin with, a Testimony against t/ze form, and that it was developed along this line, even though the Jewish advocates had ceased to appear, and the Jews themselves had come to be dismissed with contempt by the Christian Orator. One cannot understand Christian apologetic apart from the relation of Christianity to Judaism. We shall return to this point presently.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - A. Mingana

Hardback

Published Date - August 27 2019

ISBN - 9780666510297

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.1 cm

Page Count - 340

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