Thursday, November 20, 2014

47. Epiphanius is a "generally untrustworthy" witness

 [Legge Forerunners and Rivals of Christianity p. 151]Plooj has perhaps the best line on the subject of the bishop's dishonesty
I think Epiphanius ought to be the last witness we should trust uncontrolled, especially in his testimonies on heretics and heretical writings. He combines all kinds of notices, rumours, and calumnies into abracadabra often completely incomprehensible." [A Primitive Text of the Diatessaron p. 78]. 

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