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norance which it betrays of the Greek language. As far as I see, this judgment is too severe. Still the tract may not be Fulgentius's. Indeed it seems rather the work of an earlier writer.

The title of the Chapter is, Testimonia de Equalitate Patris et Filii: and in the series of these testimonies, as we find them closely strụng together, he writes (Adversus Pintam Arianum p. 720). “ In Epistola Joannis (2 Joan. v. 9,) Omnis qui non manet in doctrinú. Christi, Deum non habet. Qui permanet in doctrind, et Filium et Patrem habet. Filius prius. In Epistola Judę ; Dominatorem et Deum nostrum Jesum Christum negantes, Et Deus et Dominus. In Apocalypsi dicunt Montibus et Petris, &c. (Apoc, vi. 16.)”

In the other writers where I find this verse quoted, it is always without the mov. Even then the clause must be allowed to be an important one: it may, therefore, be worth our while, and is by no means stepping out of our way, to see how, in that case, the words are interpreted.

4. The following is the text, and commentary of Di, dymus Alexandrinus.

Subintroierunt enim quidam homines, impi, qui olim prescripti et prædestinati erant in hoc judicium Domini nostri gratiam transferentes in luxuriam et solum dominatorem, et ceter

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gratiam Domini nostri Jesu Christi in luxu. Tiam mutaverunt, per ipsam spurcitiam suam, negantes unum dominatorem Dominum Jesum Christum eorum, qui per evangelium sunt vocati.” And again, afterwards

per quam luxuriam, et effectus ejus negant solun dominatorem et Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum. Animadvertendum est solum dominatorein esse Christum, eo quod solus verus sit Deus. Sic enim, cuin solus sit dominator et Dominus Jesus, 'non expellit auctoritate Patrem, dicens ei, Domine cæli et terre (Matt. c. xi. 25.) Sic neque Pater, cum solus sit verus Deus (John c. xvii. 3.) extraneum facit a verà dictate Filium.'!

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There can be no doubt but that Didymus understood the τον μονον δεσποτην και κυριον of one person. .

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5. And we may say the same also of Cyrillus Alexandrinus. .

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--- και τον μονον δεσποτης και κυριον ημών Ιησουν Χριστον αρνούμενοι. Κατα τινα τροπον αρνησεται τις των απαξ πεπιστευκοτων τον κυριον ημών Ιησουν τον Χριστον; Και του παραδεξαμεθα τον της ενανθρωπήσεώς λογον, αλλ' ει φαμεν, ότι έτερος μεν εστι υιος ο εκ Θεου Πατρος Λογος, έτερος δε κατ' ιδίαν ο εκ γυναικος, ηρνησαμεθα τον μονον δεσποτην. εις γαρ κυριος Ιησούς Χριστος, καθ' ένωσιν οικονομικην, την προς γε, φημι, τον εκ Θεου Λογον, εις την της θεοτητος δοξαν αναφορτωσης αυτου της σαρκος, εις ουν αρα Χριστος και υίος εσται γαρ ούτω των όλων δεσποτης. (De Rectà Fide, vol. 5. part ii. p; 78.)

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6. Again,

6. Again the same writer (vol. v. part ii. p. 190. Epistol.)

Περι των τοιουτων, ως γε οιμαι, γεγραφασι του Σωτήρος οι μαθηται. Παρεισέδυσαν γαρ τινες κ. τ. εξ. –και τον μονον δεσποτην και κυριον υμων Ιησουν Χριστον αρνούμενοι. Ιησους δε Χριστος ονομαζοιτω αν εικότως εν ανθρωπου μορφη πεφηνως ο Λογος. Επει φραζετωσαν κ. τ. εξ. But this example can hardly be said to be determinate.

7. The verse is also quoted by Ephraim Syrus (vol. i. p. 113 of the Latin translation of Gerard Vossius); and by a writer, later than Nestorius, among the works of Chrysostom (vol. viii. p. 76. Appendix.) these however I need not transcribe, as they contain nothing of explanation, ,

8. The Latin writers * which leave out the “Deum," are Lucifer Calaritanus, and a writer among the works of St. Augustin. The latter discloses nothing for our purpose (Vol. x. p. 30. Appendix. Also Augustine's Speculum vol. iii. p. 612, omits the « Deum”) but Lucifer evidently understood the words of Christ only.

“ Subintraverunt enim quidam homines, olim quidem præscripti ad hoc judicium, impii, qui Dei gratiam transferunt ad impudicitiam, et qui est dominator noster et Dominus Jesus Christus, eum negantes. Cum negato

* See Appendix, No. 6.

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ribus vobis blasphemis fuerit nefas convenire, ecc.”. (P. 222. De non conveniendo cum Hereticis.)

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Now that I have produced my collections upon St. Jude, you are, perhaps, surprized to find, that there is still something more to come.

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But, while I was examining my Greek Testament, with your Remarks in view, I could not help asking myself, whether St. James might not mean, in his first verse (Ιακωβος Θεου και Κυριου Ιησου Χριστου δουλος, &c.) to call Jesus Christ, God and Lord.

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I saw, indeed, that this

passage was produced as the first example of your 5th rule, which tells us, that when no article is prefixed to the former of two nouns connected by the copulative not, these nouns denote different. persons.

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Yet it seemed to me, that the several forms and meanings respecting the nature of the article, might be arranged in the following manner, and rules adapted to them accordingly *, thus:

* The reader may not be displeased to see some part of these forms verified by extracts from Greek writers. First (1st and 2d) Kas Tachov wg Deguos ó Telgos προπηδα, , και ομολογει αληθως αυτον ειναι τον υιον του Θεου. Ου γαρ ειπε, Συ ει ο Χριστος υιος του Θεου, χωρις του “Ο αρθρου, αλλα μετα του αρθρου, “Ο υιος, τουτέστιν, αυτος εκείνος και εις και μονος. ου χαριτι υιος, αλλ' ο εξ αυτης της ουσιας τον Πατρος γεννηθεις. Επει και Χριστοι πολλοι ησαν, οι ιερεις παντες και οι βασιλεις.

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1. Κυριος. 2. ο Κυριος. 3. ο Κυριος και ο Σωτηρ. 4. Ο Κυριος και σωτης. 5. Κυριος και σωτηρ.

In English. 1. A Lord, or Lord. 2. The Lord. 3. The Lord and the Saviour. 4. The Lord and Saviour. 5. A Lord and a Saviour, or, a Lord and Saviour.

The third and the last forms may be used indifferently of one, or two persons: just as in English we may apply the corresponding expressions, The Lord and the Saviour,” and “ A Lord and a Saviour,either to one, or tivo persons ; while (according to your first rule) the fourth form (like our English, The Lord and Saviour") is invariably spoken of one only.

αλλ' ο Χριστος μετα του αρθρου εις εστιν. (Τheophylact. in Μatt. c. xvi. ν. 16. p. 93.) See also Euseb, contra Marcell. De Eccles. Theol. lib. 2. p. 133. Again, (3d.) “Ορα δε τον πρωην απιστον (speaking of St. Thomas) πως απο του άψασθαι της πλευρας θεολογος αριστος ανεδειχθη. Τας γαρ δυο φυσεις, και την μιαν υποστασιν του ενος Χριστου εδιδαξεν εν μεν τω εισειν Κυριον, την ανθρωπινης φυσιν (και γαρ επ' ανθρωπων το Κυριος λεγεται, ως το, Κυριε, ει συ εβαστασας αυτον, Joann. C. Xx. 15.) δια δε το ειπειν Θεος μου, την θειαν ουσιαν, ένα μεντοι και τον αυτον ειναι Κυριον και Θεόν. Δεικνυων δε, &c. (Theophylact. in Joann, C. Xx: 28.) Also, (Nicet. Paphlagon. ap. Combefis Auctar. Biblioth. Pat. 1672.) “O xugros μου, και ο θεος μου. Ουκ αλλος ο κυριος, και αλλος ο θεος" ουκ αλλος ο ψηλαφωμεν νος, και αλλος ο αναφης, αλλ' και το προσλημματι ληπτος κυριος, αυτος ούτος

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θεος ακρατητος τη θεοτητα και αληπτος. With respect to the 4th form, we

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refer back to Letter

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No. 31. p. 80–81. Lastly (5th) in the following passage, two personal nouns are predicated of one subject :-Eπει και “Ο Χριστος δυο φυσεις εχει, Θεος και Ανθρωπος ων. Τheophylact. in Μatt. c. xvii. 27. p. 102.

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