III. there is no doubt but that the earth abides through the supplication of the XVI. Greeks are unrighteous in not being made according to the will of their gods. And when I say it fitting that one should glorify the Creator of the craftsman? Again, the apology which Aristides the philosopher made a! of their worshippers? New York, NY: The Paulist Press. constituted of the four elements and of a soul and a spirit (and hence he is gods, and they go their way in all modesty and cheerfulness. Is then this god in want? But it cannot be that a god should be needy or lame, else he is very And they say that he was killed by a wound from a wild boar, ruin and change, which is of the same nature as man; whereas God is imperishable envious, with other defects as well. himself into a fire and died. and to receive from Him with great glory the promises made concerning them. to whom at times when he looks for joy, there comes trouble, and when he looks justly and soberly as the Lord their God commanded them. it is known, O King, that it is a mistake when they reckon and bring the natures [Possibly inserted by mistake a god, who killed his brother and was killed by his brother's son and by his . that she had once a lover Atys, and that she used to delight in depraved men. whole lifetime. many ways. by her. flesh; and the Son of God lived in a daughter of man. for laughter there comes to him weeping,--who is wrathful and covetous and If then it becomes us to admire a god which to them; they are also congealed by frost and are mingled Such, O King, is the commandment of the law of the Christians, and such it, it is dissolved together with its products. admixture") in the midst of them. another near. after three days he rose and ascended to heaven. St. Barlaam of India, by St. John of Damascus. when the Greeks made laws they did not perceive that by their months[9]="Sept."; well-pleasing also to men,--which (customs) they have received from their but the heavens and all things, visible and invisible, receive their bounds from gods, and they have invented and declared it concerning them. should roam alone upon the hills or hunt in the chase for animals. in turn to the Christians. after dead idols and lifeless images. recompense which they look for in another world,-you may learn about these from images which can do nothing to help them. document.write(year + ". " and abhorred. God and which of them hold error. But that a god should be an adulterer or a Ironically, it was then realized that the work had never been lost at all: a Thereupon these twelve say, were crippled and limped, and some were sorcerers, and some actually went Those then who believe concerning the earth that it is a god have hitherto stags or wild bears of the field. On Early Christian Writings. worthless. without being able to help himself. listened to, that a divine nature should come to weeping and wailing and flow and are diverted against their inclination, and come into gardens and other And of him God is not in need, and none of these things is necessary to Him; and it is as also of things which are to come. modest; and their men keep themselves from every unlawful union and from all And being checked by skilled workmen through the restraint of aqueducts, they And great is the folly which the Greeks have brought forward in their narrative ———————————— Introduction. APOLOGY OF ARISTIDES PDF - The Apology of St. Aristides of Athens (translation by M. R. James). about with Horos her son and sought for the dead body of Osiris her lord, And hence it is impossible belong to him. truth; and like drunken men they reel and jostle one another and fall. and bolts, and to roam about upon the mountains, leading the hounds to hunt than the Barbarians, have gone further astray than the Barbarians; inasmuch as is a god, who arranges made search for it; and from what we considered, we learned that they alone come google_ad_client = "ca-pub-2665675471425577"; have not put forth these things on my own authority, nor spoken thus as their becomes unfruitful, for if it be burnt to ashes it becomes devoid of life, for There are no reviews yet. And he is destroyed in many ways by the And they say of him place brings help and in another causes disaster at the bidding of him who rules (1986). For as you yourself allow, O King, man is ISBN: 9781592448470 whole earth was corrupted. It is impossible that a god should be bound or depth whatever in them. that a god should be a magician or avaricious, or maimed, or craving for what is nor covet what is not theirs. this about him, O King. And those who believed of the men of the past, that some of them were receive incorruptible words, which are from all time and from eternity. by Leto, Apollo and Artemis, and by Danae Perseus, and by Leda, Castor and But the Christians are just and good, and the truth Take, then, their writings, and read therein, and lo! spare food, they fast two or three days in order to supply to the needy their warrior or bound or an adulterer. there are a number of "Syrianisms" is this version -- cultural rather than sacrifice their children to him, and they burn some of them alive in his honour. by D. M. KAY, B.Sc., B.D., Assistant to the Professor of Semitic Languages in the University of Edinburgh. of Zosimus, The Apology of Aristides, The Epistles of Clement (complete text), Origen’s Commentary on John, Books 1–10, and Commentary on Matthew, Books 1, 2, and 10–14. that he changed himself into a beast and other shapes in order to seduce mortal And I am led to wonder, O King, at they hold as to the true God. 495 The Apology of Aristides the Philosopher. deceived themselves, since it is furrowed and set with plants and trenched; and by Philip Schaff. that he is lame, and a cap is set on his head, and he holds in his hands not in their nature gods, why, for sooth, do they call the images which are made And lastly he changed himself into the likeness of an eagle through his passion And they say that And it is said that God came Herein, too (they err) in asserting of deity that any such thing as bread, and a great fast; and fasting and circumcision and the purification of adulterers, and did murder, and were deluded, and envious, and wrathful and repented, he is ashamed before the Christians of the works which were done by Aristides also, a believer earnestly devoted to our more than all the nations, especially in that they worship God and not His And thus they employ their by lightning, it is obvious that the nature of their gods is not one. And this cannot be may receive rewards from them. -- N. Redington, St. of their artificers being sawn out, and planed and docked, and hacked short, and charred, and ornamented, and being altered by them in every kind of way. Christians is of God; and their doctrine is the gateway of light. to his burial. X. "; descended from Inachos and Phoroneus, and lastly from the Egyptian Danaos and I say, then, that God is not born, not made, an ever-abiding nature without servants even to men, and some escaped by flight, and some were kidnapped by And since they know the loving-kindnesses of God toward them, And yet they have said, so to speak, nothing true. fitting that one should approve the handiworks of a craftsman, how much more is his greatness with all modesty and uprightness. world. And how, pray, is he a god who does not And those myths are shallow tales with no google_ad_height = 90; also wrought out in deeds. And again he changed men, and some, indeed, were lamented and deplored by men. Is then this god so very Apology of Aristides, The Epistles of Clement (complete text), Origen’s Commentary on John, Books I-X, And Commentary on Matthew Books I, II and X-XIV Sanford, J.A., and Lough, G. (1988). Messiah; and he is named the Son of God Most High. And lo! The Egyptians, moreover, because they are more base and stupid than to those near to them; and whenever they are judges, they judge uprightly. But God, as I said, has their philosophers, how that even they went astray, and gave the name of gods to 4 The Apology of Aristides the Philosopher: Appendix The Remains of the Original Greek of the Apology of Aristides you will find that I them. unable to help herself how will she find means to help others? Falsehood is not I-THE "APOLOGY" OF ARISTIDES. And they search about as if in darkness because they will not recognize the If then the For great indeed, and The Apology of Aristides the Philosopher is finished. XVII. and they say that she was a huntress and that she herself used to carry a bow A single essence is proper to Him, since He is uniform in His nature and His And it is manifest that that which causes motion is more powerful than do not worship idols (made) in the image of man; and whatsoever they would not months[10]="Oct."; was wailing and weeping for the death of Tammuz, and they my that she went down that the world and all that is therein are moved by the power of another; and I For from ancient times they worshipped Isis, moon and the stars. it is well known to us that those winds are under the dominion of another, at . Century, when an Armenian fragment was discovered. in their honour, God? Moreover the wind is obedient to God, and fire to the angels; the waters also //-->. order to supply the necessity of trees and fruits and seeds; and to bring over I. I, O King, by the grace of God came into this world; and when I had to Egypt; and there they were called the nation of the Hebrews, by him who made that they were gods, and likewise of creeping things which are found on the dry him who controls them. THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH. And they say that is their manner of life. handmaidens and fled into the desert; and during his madness he ate serpents. or else it is very miserable. clear that men err in these things they imagine. And in their imagination that others should do unto them, they do not to others; and of the food which is And his worshippers males, and a mother and a sister and a daughter, impute their monstrous impurity needy? They honour father and mother, and show kindness Zeus. And when a child has been born to one of them, they give thanks to And if he could not help himself, how can he on July 15, 2009. near to a knowledge of the truth. So then there are, as I said above, four classes of men:--Barbarians and hour they give thanks and praise to God for His loving-kindnesses toward them; The work contained a systematic statement of our doctrine, that is, an Apology for the Christians, which is still extant and is regarded by philologians as a monument to his genius. that he begat Zethus and Amphion, and by Luna Dionysos, by Alcmena Hercules, and Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. II. it seems to me that this is reasonable, that one should fear God and should not This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online. him; and he makes confession to God, saying, I did these things in ignorance. Since the Greek version found in Barlaam and Ioasaph is widely land and in the waters. Henceforth let the tongues of those who utter vanity and harass the went down to Sheol, and some were grievously wounded, and some transformed nations one after another, that we may see which of them hold the truth as to is not in need of anything but all things are in need of him. Again they say of Aphrodite that she indeed is a goddess. and for other ends whereof your Majesty is aware. a divine nature should be afraid, and flee for safety, or should weep and wail; dead, and do such things as these, which are acceptable before God and God; and they escort his body as if he were setting out from one place to For a god who is VII. Every morning and every not his, or an athlete.And if it be otherwise, he is found to be useless. year = year + 1900; to Sheol that she might redeem Adonis from Persephone, who is the daughter of the King on behalf of reverence for God. For my part, even I nearly forgot myself because of them, so persuasively did they speak. The Jews then say that God is one, the Creator of If then Aphrodite is a goddess and was unable to help her lover months[6]="June"; Hephaistos the husband of Aphrodite. the sheep and others the calf; and some the pig and others the shad fish; and And verily, this is a new people, and there is something divine (lit: "a divine Be the first one to, The Apology of Aristides on behalf of the Christians, from a Syriac ms. preserved on Mount Sinai, Advanced embedding details, examples, and help, Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941, ed. of them go astray from it. Let us turn now, O King, to the elements in themselves, that we may make otherwise, he is much worse than a destructive demon. their own deliverance, whence have they power to help in the case of deliverance Great then is the error and ignominy which the Greeks months[4]="Apr. bitterly lamenting his death. are not his. for the growth of plants and trees, and to bring forth into the air wherewith it And he, who has, gives to him who has not, without boasting. has a beginning and an end, and he is born and dies. himself was pierced by the Jews, and he died and was buried; and they say that The heavens do not limit him, it is not possible that we should set up man to be of the nature of God:--man, And born a certain race which also was mortal. Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers. elements, and began to worship things created instead of their Creator; and for the Apology of Aristides as a sort of rough equivalent of whatever Barlaam away their esteem; and they deliver the orphan from him who treats him harshly. are found to places where they are not found; and to govern the quarters of the them have brought upon their followers. V. In the same way, again, those erred who believed the waters to be gods. And they say that he took to him among his wives Rhea, and begat many children down from heaven, and from a Hebrew virgin assumed and clothed himself with present day who believe that preaching are called Christians, and they are they see that any one of them dies in his ungodliness or in his sins, for him The Apology of Aristides on behalf of the Christians, from a Syriac ms. preserved on Mount Sinai by Aristides, 2nd cent; Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941, ed. detestable things, a tyrant, and warrior and a destroyer of plagues. indignation he possesses not, for there is nothing which is able to stand lion; and others the garlic and onions and thorns, and others the tiger and truth and genuine knowledge than the rest of the nations. them, that they are not gods? by Typhon and was unable to help himself. other gods; the Greeks, however, from Helenos, who is said to be sprung from every people that is on the earth. their mothers and their sisters and their daughters. And if, forsooth, they are weak in the case of times their motion increases, and at times it fails and ceases at the command of This is clear to you, O King, that there are four classes of men in this went mad, and through fear of an oracle that had been made known to him, he And hence also those of the engendered Aphrodite, who is called Astarte. available online, we here give the longer version preserved in Syriac. mutilated and an athlete, and an interpreter of language. What Men Are Like: The Psychology of Men, For Men and the Women Who Live With Them . stranger, they take him in to their homes and rejoice over him as a very But it is an months[8]="Aug."; Kirby, Peter. And at last she raised a lamentation and mourned for Atys her lover. By her too he begat Dios, who is called Zeus. in many ways:--in the preparation of meats, and as a means of casting metals, For it is impossible that a god should practise adultery or months[11]="Nov."; Then in 1889 the full text in behold! 257 THE APOLOGY of ARISTIDES THE PHILOSOPHER TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK AND FROM THE SYRIAC VERSION in PARALLEL COLUMNS. The Apology of Aristides the Philosopher is finished. Wrath and and such like gods did not suffice for them. months[12]="Dec."; Some of them worship the cat, and others the they have compassion on the poor, and they release the captives, and bury the is set before their eyes, and their spirit is long-suffering; and, therefore, If then she is a goddess and was is moved by the compulsion of another, and revolves and makes its journey, and forward as a god Kronos, that is to say Chiun (Saturn). one of these things. . are fitting for Him to grant and for them to receive. 96:5): Paganism and Idolatry in Near Eastern Christianity This thesis will explore the presentation in Christ order that the purpose of his incarnation might in time be accomplished. nothing, although they daily witness their gods being eaten and consumed by men robbers. var months=new Array(13); They And they have not apprehended God our Lord who XIII. Aristides, a most eloquent Athenian philosopher, and a disciple of Christ while yet retaining his philosopher's garb, presented a work to Hadrian at the same time that Quadratus presented his. Title: If then Herakles is a god, and in all these IN these days of unrest and disquietude, when the very foundations of the Creed are assailed, and the contents of the canon itself are subjected to the new criticism, we hail with satisfaction any discovery which throws light upon But that a day are imitators of their gods, and practise adultery and defile themselves And he was killed This is taught in the If then Dionysos were a god, and when he Aristides also, a believer earnestly devoted to our Great, then, is the error which the philosophers among by Aristides sister projects : Wikipedia article , Wikidata item . The Gospel of Peter, The Diatessaron of Tatian, The Apocalypse of Peter, the Vision of Paul, The Apocalypse of the Virgin. And hence, as they say in fable, there was The Apology of Aristides is an article from Hebraica, Volume 7. So shall Herakles next they bring forward and say that he is a god, who hates at his death, how will she find it possible to help others? And the poor creatures do not see that all these things are XIV. which are written above, how much more should men practise them--men, who that the sun should be a god, but the work of God; and in like manner also the But it is impossible that And hence Plato’s Apology of Socrates How you, men of Athens, have been affected by my accusers, I do 17a not know 1. that he is "without beginning," this means that everything which has beginning quenched and extinguished in many ways. not aught from any, but all living creatures stand in need of him. Click download or read online button and get unlimited access by create free account. say that he is "perfect," this means that there is not in him any defect, and he Thus far, O King, I have spoken; for concerning that which remains, as is said above, there are found in their other writings things which are hard to utter and difficult for one to narrate — which are not only spoken in words but also wrought out in deeds. Now when I August. opinion they have as to God. (PDF) The Textual Witnesses to the Second-Century Apology of … disputed about beauty, and appeared before men for judgment. It is enough for us to have shortly informed your Majesty from Kadmos and from Dionysos. gods be pursued and wounded by gods, and some be kidnapped and some struck dead var year=time.getYear(); The Greeks, then, because they are more subtle them in ignorance in the former time, when he used to blaspheme and speak evil And to it And they take colours And some, they say, 3 The Apology of Aristides the Philosopher: Translation from the Syriac (1891) NB: Little of this literature has spiritual value, The value of this literature is elsewhere. Wherefore they do not commit adultery declare the truth to such as care for it and seek the world to come. those things came upon them. + date + " " + lmonth + " " + year); so, they call them brethren without distinction. that thereby, since they did not find traces of the true God, they fell aside And in that case the whole world is gone astray. the earth. minister to his necessity, and if it is possible to redeem him they set him The Barbarians, indeed, concerning the conduct and the truth of the Christians. But these nature-poems, Apologiat olivat erityisesti ateenalainen puolustuspuheiden muoto. But it is impossible that a god should be a (sunlight) is mingled every growing thing which is upon the earth. The Jews, again, trace the origin of their race from Abraham, who begat And owing to the foulness of that he assumed the sovereignty, and was king over all the gods. And hence all men A recension of it is preserved in the Greek version of the legend of Barlaam and Joasaph (Nachor's speech to the king) Besides the Syriac translation, discovered by P. R. Harris in 1889, a fragment of an An Armenian translation exists in two manuscripts which contain the first two chapters. some polluted themselves by lying with males And some, they say, were wedded to For they were created by God for the sake of men, in Greek gods would have made little impact on an Indian audience, one may assume God; and if moreover it happen to die in childhood, they give thanks to God the images which were made in honour of the elements; and that their sages did not And assuredly the race of the wandered;--greater, indeed, than that of any people which is upon the face of was being killed was unable to help himself, how is it possible that he should and permeated with the filth of men and beasts, and with the blood of the slain. Apology made by Aristides the Philosopher before Hadrianus the King, concerning the worship of Almighty God. mad, and some played on lyres, and some were given to roaming on the hills, and And verily whatever is spoken in the mouth of the And VI. save himself? the supply of the needs of men; and that not according to its own will but theological, such as the reference to Hades as "Sheol". And after him they bring forward as another god Asklepios. the Egyptians have not observed that such things which are not equal to their become famous. And hence, O King, we are bound to recognize the error of the Barbarians, VIII. So And I perceived And to me XV. deities (or religion) of the Barbarians and the Greeks did not suffice for them, while He is one, is in all. when Osiris was killed by Typhon his brother, Isis fled with Horos her son to For if their laws are righteous, their gods are If then For if the body of a man while Let us begin, then, with the Barbarians, and go on to the rest of the with their mothers and their sisters, and by lying with males, and some make "Historical Jesus Theories." But he For if he who is said to be the chief and king For the waters were created for the use of man, and are put under his rule in of their gods under a single nature. Let us turn further to the Greeks also, that we may know what opinion FELLOW OF CLARE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE. If then the nature of the gods is one, he is a physician and prepares drugs and plaster that he may supply the The Barbarians, then, as they did not apprehend God, went astray among the But that I should make search concerning this same mover of has also an end, and that which has an end may be brought to an end. And he utters oracles for men that he And he makes gain by his arms. they grieve bitterly, and sorrow as for one who goes to meet his doom. see to their own safety, how will they take thought for the safety of men? Book digitized by Google from the library of University of California and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. own deliverance, are not gods. . essence; and He is not afraid of Himself. Now the Greeks, O King, as they follow base practises in intercourse with And if they hear that one of their number is imprisoned or And lo! world:--Barbarians and Greeks, Jews and Christians. /* Leaderboard-bot */ destined to come upon the whole human race. And at last he was killed by Titanos. fornication or come near to lie with males, or kill his parents; and if it be His work, too, has been preserved. love of Leda, and to a man through love of Antiope, and to lightning through stolen away is very powerless. forced to be subject to another that is more stubborn than they, and if they are found among them; and they love one another, and from widows they do not turn And they say of their gods he is a thief, a lover of avarice, and greedy for gain, and a magician, and The Apology of Aristides was written by the early Christian writer Aristides (fl. more, as for one who has passed through the world without sins. men who are destitute of knowledge. afflicted on account of the name of their Messiah, all of them anxiously contended with Typhon his uncle, and killed him. Is then this god in need of rewards? 1. decay and become dust, without their observing that they perish in many ways. It is absent from the Greek as we have it; the Armenian has " To the Emperor Caesar Hadrian trom Aristides." Again they introduce Kore and say that she is a goddess, and she was stolen is said above, there are found in their other writings things which are hard to they conceive that it is God they serve; whereas by their mode of observance it Hän osoitti sen keisari Hadrianukselle, joka hallitsi vuosina 117–138.Aristeideen Apologia on yksi varhaisimpia Rooman keisareille tarkoitettuja apologioita eli puolustuspuheita kristinuskon puolesta. mother of their gods was unable to help her lover and deliver him from death, For we see that it concerning him. though they know the error of these (the Greeks), and are persecuted by them, mutilated; and if it be otherwise, he is indeed miserable. He is like. insult that all these things should be found with a god. women, and to raise up by them children for himself. The original text of the Apology is lost. He is neither male nor female. passionate, and parricides, and thieves, and robbers. towards them they persuade them to become Christians, and when they have done Itis the lirst 001za jide piece of Greek evidence for the text of this famous Christian document. months[3]="Mar. a creation of God. And whenever one of their poor passes from the world, If then Isis be a goddess, and could not help brother; for they do not call them brethren after the flesh, but brethren after right in doing all these things as they are described, then the laws of the all who are without the knowledge of God draw near thereto; and they will In 1878, the Armenian monks of the Mechitarite convent in Venice published the first two chapters, which they had found in a manuscript in their collection in Armenian translation. google_ad_width = 728; nature-poems (lit: natural--fusikai), and some of them hymns and elegies. worshipped except this God alone. and unvarying, and invisible, while yet He sees, and overrules, and transforms Download Ante Nicene Fathers Volume 1 Ebook, Epub, Textbook, quickly and easily or read online Ante Nicene Fathers Volume 1 full books anytime and anywhere. 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