Thursday, November 20, 2014

33. 'Marcion cut Matthew 15:26'

the very same passage in Adversus Marcionem says both were cut. "It will, however, be vain for him [Marcion] to deny that Christ uttered in word what He forthwith did partially indeed. For the prophecy about place He at once fulfilled. From heaven straight to the synagogue. As the adage runs: "The business on which we are come, do at once." Marcion must even expunge from the Gospel, "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel; "[Mt 15.24] and, "It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs," [Mt 15.26] -- in order, forsooth, that Christ may not appear to be an Israelite."

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