Monday, December 3, 2012

A Common Source (= Irenaeus) Behind Tertullian and Epiphanius's Knowledge of the Marcionite Canon [Part Six]

Epiphanius Panarion 43 Scholion 5. "And the whole multitude sought to touch him. And he lifted up his eyes," and so forth.
Elenchus 5. Again, how could the multitude have touched him if he was intangible? And what sort of eyes did he raise to heaven, if he was not composed of flesh? But he did this to show that the mediator between God and man is a man, Christ Jesus, and that he has both—his flesh from men, but his invisible essence from God the Father.

It is hard to know for certain whether this broken citation of Luke 6:19 - 20 is Epiphanius sloppily referencing a section of Luke or actually claiming the Marcionite text missed " ὅτι δύναμις παρ’ αὐτοῦ ἐξήρχετο καὶ ἰᾶτο πάντας."  Even if we assume the latter (which I personally suspect) the material here is so close to the previous section that it would be hard to believe this isn't a continuous reference.  As such it is not surprising that it is not also found in Tertullian.

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