Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Most Significant 'His Man' Reference in Tertullian

About the Jews - "nec hominem ejus ut alienum judicaverunt" (Against Marcion 3.6).  This has to be taken in the context of consistent references to the Marcionites borrowing from Jewish tradition to establish the existence of the angelic איש figure (cf. previous posts).   The emphasis here on the same Jews actually seeing Jesus and not judging him to be the איש in the context of describing Jesus as 'His man' (= אישו) is very unusual.  I tend to view hominem ejus as an Aramaism. 

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