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The Belief of the First Three Centuries Concerning Christs Mission to the Underworld Frederic Huidekoper

The Belief of the First Three Centuries Concerning Christs Mission to the Underworld

Published 1854
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...Lord, but knew, on his committing sin, that he was not. ---All the Dsemons knew that the Lord was he who should rise after suffering. C. 61, Clem. Opp., p. 984. t Ibid. c. 5, p. 968. t Ex Scripturis Propheticis Eclogse. It will be referred to hereafter by the abbreviation Eclog. Prophet. The word God introduced by Sylburg into the text from the margin of a previous edition, and copied by Potter, merely embarrasses the connection. IT C. 53, Clem. Opp., p. 1002. As the knowledge attributed to the daemons in the above citation surpassed that which men had had, the writer adds what he probably intended for an explanation. Enoch al ready informs us that the transgressing angels taught men astronomy, soothsaying, and the other arts. Ibid. Compare Book of Enoch, Ch. In the foregoing extract, the term resurrection includes probably every thing which pertained to the Saviors breaking away from Death, --an extent of signification not uncommon whilst the idea of an Underworld mission existed. The term resurrection, however, is in Greek the same as rising again, and one Catholic writer seems to have used it in this latter sense, as equivalent with the term ascension, and to have connected it with the prevalent idea that Satan was the lord of this world, or prince of the powers of the air, who had placed his throne in the firmament. The writer alluded to is the already quoted author of the Ascension of Jsaial), by whom the Deity is represented as saying to Christ, Go, descend through all the heavens- de scend to the firmament, and the world, even to the angel who is in Hell, t but who has not yet been hurled to utter...