Thursday, November 20, 2014

Matthew 27:25

If, however, you accept the gospel of truth, you will discover on whom recoils the sentence of the Judge, when requiting on sons the sins of their fathers, even on those who had been (hardened enough) to imprecate spontaneously on themselves this condemnation: "His blood be on us, and on our children." This, therefore, the providence of God has ordered throughout its course, even as it had heard it. [Tertullian Adv Marc 2.15.3 BP1 KROYMANN Aem., CCL 1 (1954), (p.492, l.25)]
Notice the Diatessaronic reading in Adversus Iudaeos the 'twin' text of Adversus Marcion 3:
Accordingly, all the synagogue of Israel did slay Him, saying to Pilate, when he was desirous to dismiss Him, "His blood be upon us, and upon our children; " (Matthew 27:25) and, "If thou dismiss him, thou art not a friend of Caesar" (John 19:12) in order that all things might be fulfilled which had been written of Him (Luke 24:44).

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