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Marcionite & Anti-Marcionite Prologues
1 About Me 8
2 Education
3 Philosophy
4 Politics
5 News
6 Travel
7 Sports
8 Funding
1 Galatians 48W :12.
2 Corinthians 58W :13.
3 Romans 51W :12.
4 Thessalonians 44W :12.
5 Colossians 63W :13.
6 Philippians 38W :11.
7 Philemon 23W :6.
Page Data
Total 3.25 2:52
Chapters 10
Pages per chapter .33 16:15
1 Mark 49W :12.
2 Luke 1 :50.
3 John .4 :20.
1 - 1 To the Galatians.

Galatians are Greeks.  These accepted the word of truth first from the apostle, but after his departure were tempted by false apostles to turn to the law and circumcision.  These the apostle recalls to the faith of the truth, writing to them from Ephesus.

1 - 2 To the Corinthians.

Corinthians are of Achaia.  And these similarly heard the word of truth from the apostle and were perverted variously by false apostles, some by the wordy eloquence of philosophy, others brought in by the sect of the Jewish law.  These the apostle recalls to true evangelical wisdom, writing to them from Ephesus by Timothy.

1 - 3 To the Romans.

Romans are in the parts of Italy.  These were reached beforehand by false apostles, and under the name of our Lord Jesus Christ had been brought in to the law and the prophets.  These the apostle recalls to the true evangelical faith, writing to them from Corinth.

1 - 4 To the Thessalonians.

Thessalonians are Macedonians, who having accepted the word of truth persevered in the faith even in persecution from their fellow-citizens.  Moreover, also, they received not the things said by false apostles.  These the apostle praises, writing to them from Athens.

1 - 5 To the Colossians.

Colossians ---- these also like the Laodiceans are of Asia, and they had been reached beforehand by pseudo-apostles, nor did the apostle himself come to them.  But these also by a letter he corrects, for they had heard the word from Archippus, who also accepted a ministry unto them.  Therefore the apostle already in custody writes to them from Ephesus.

1 - 6 To the Philippians.

Philippians are Macedonians.  These having accepted the word of truth persevered in the faith, nor did they receive false apostles.  These the apostle praises, writing to them from Rome out of prison by Epaphroditus.

1 - 7 To Philemon.

To Philemon he sends a private letter for Onesimus his slave, and writes to him from Rome out of prison.

2 - 1 Mark.

... Mark recorded, who was called Colobodactylus, because he had fingers that were too small for the height of the rest of his body.  He himself was the interpreter of Peter.  After the death of Peter himself, the same man wrote this gospel in the parts of Italy. 

2 - 2 Luke.

Indeed Luke was an Antiochene Syrian, a doctor by profession, a disciple of the apostles: later however he followed Paul until his martyrdom, serving the Lord blamelessly.  He never had a wife, he never fathered children, and died at the age of eighty-four, full of the Holy Spirit, in Boetia.  Therefore --- although gospels had already been written ---- indeed by Matthew in Judaea but by Mark in Italy ---- moved by the Holy Spirit he wrote down this gospel in the parts of Achaia, signifying in the preface that the others were written before his, but also that it was of the greatest importance for him to expound  with the greatest diligence the whole series of events in his narration for the Greek believers, so that they would not be led astray by the lure of Jewish fables, or, seduced by the fables of the heretics and stupid solicitations, fall away from the truth.  And so at once at the start he took up the extremely necessary story from the birth of John, who is the beginning of the gospel, the forerunner of our Lord Jesus Christ, and was a companion in the perfecting of the people, likewise in the introducing of baptism and a companion in martyrdom.  Of this disposition the prophet Malachi, one of the twelve, certainly makes mention.  And indeed afterwards the same Luke wrote the Acts of the Apostles.  Later the apostle John wrote the Apocalypse on the island of Patmos, and then the Gospel in Asia. 

2 - 3 John.

The Gospel of John was revealed and given to the churches by John while still in the body, just as Papias of Hieropolis, the close disciple of John, related in the exoterics, that is, in the last five books.  Indeed he wrote down the gospel,  while John was dictating carefully.  But the heretic Marcion, after being condemned by him because he was teaching  the opposite to him John, was expelled by John.  But he Marcion had brought writings or letters to him John from the brothers which were in Pontus.