By William Varner
This paintings offers the texts and translations of 3 historical Jewish-Christian dialogues: The discussion of Athanasius and Zacchaeus (Greek, 4th c.); The discussion of Simon and Theophilus (Latin, fifth c.); and The discussion of Timothy and Aquila (Greek, sixth c.). this can be the 1st released translation of every of those texts. An creation discusses the context of those dialogues within the "Contra Judaeos" literature of the early church and likewise explores the query of whether they characterize any genuine dialogue among Jews and Christians and likewise what reasons those dialogues served. cautious awareness has been made to the dialogues' use of the Bible, particularly the outdated testomony, in furthering the dialogue concerning the Messiah. To this finish a finished Scriptural Index encourages better comparative research of those dialogues. it's the translator's goal to show those works, that have been the fear of a small circle of targeted students, to a much broader scholarly viewers and to motivate larger learn of them and their position within the heritage of Jewish Christian relatives.
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Zacchaeus said: Show that he was born from a woman. Athanasius: Do you believe Isaiah the prophet? Zacchaeus said: Yes. Athanasius: Hear him speaking: They will be willing, if they were burnt with fire. For a child is born to us, a son was given to us, whose government is upon his shoulder. And his name is called Messenger of great counsel, Marvelous Counselor, Mighty God of Authority, Ruler of Peace, Father of the coming age (Isa. 9:4,5). 29. Zacchaeus said: Then, as you say, the Wisdom of God has died?
13. Athanasius said: Up to now you acknowledge that there is some power which customarily converses with God. And this is the one spoken about by Solomon: When He prepared the heaven I was present with Him, and I was joined with Him. And this: I was the one in whom He delighted (Prov. 8:27,30). " Athanasius said: Let the Logos advance in stature and spiritual wisdom. Zacchaeus said: Show me that he is God and is not someone else. Athanasius: If one does not learn the letters, he will be unable to read with comprehension.
53: 1-3). And David also says: They pierced my hands and feet. They divided my gannents among themselves and they cast lots over my robe (Ps. 21:17,19). Now do you recognize the cross? 39. Zacchaeus said: By this you still have not reminded me of death. Athanasius: He was a man in suffering and knew the bearing of sickness, for his face is turned from us. He was dishonored, and not esteemed. He bears our sins and for our sins he is in pain, yet we esteemed him to be in trouble and in suffering and in affliction.