Commentary on the Gospel According to John Books 1-10 by Origen

By Origen

Origen composed at the very least thirty-two books of a observation at the Gospel based on John, on the request of St. Ambrose of Milan. of those, in simple terms 9 books are extant in virtually entire shape, even if we have now decisions of others endured in different collections of the works of Origen. The observation proceeds verse via verse, and is especially awesome for its emphasis at the religious which means of the Gospel.

This quantity comprises books 1,2,6, and 10, and fragments of books four and five. Origen's major curiosity is the allegorical interpretation of the Gospel in line with John, which makes this an incredible paintings within the examine of Origen's mystical proposal. A secondary curiosity is the refutation of Valentinian gnosticism. in response to Eusebius, Ambrose were a Valentinian ahead of his conversion by way of Origen, and Origen refers back to the Gnostic author Heracleon on a regular basis through the statement in an effort to refute his views.

Although the refutation of Heracleon could have been a stimulus for the composition of this paintings, Origen moved past this aim so one can current a statement at the Gospel which might entice the transforming into variety of proficient Christians who sought after a systematic exegesis. The author's writing covers quite a lot of historic, theological, philosophical and etymological subject matters, all fascinated with this Gospel of "spiritual food." "We may dare to say," Origen says as he starts off his remark, "that the Gospels are the first-fruits of all Scriptures, yet that the first-fruits of the Gospels is that in line with John. How nice needs to be our realizing, that we are able to comprehend in a necessary demeanour the notice that's kept up within the earthen treasures of paltry language." The Spirit-led exegete can therefore draw out of the phrases and logos the next point of perception. This "spiritual gospel" is the truth of which Christ's acts have been symbols; it's the secrets and techniques hidden within the mysteries of Christ's words.

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Preuschen based on the same manuscript. The edition of C. Blanc, which is based on that of Preuschen, 128 is still in process of appearing. 129 (47) In the sixteenth century Ambrosius Ferrarius translated the commentary into Latin from the fourteenth century Codex Venis. There are four translations of the commentary into modern languages in various degrees of completeness. A. Menzies translated Books 1 through 10 into English. His 124. See the works by Brooke cited in the preceding note. 125. 9-61.

But that gospel which produced the gospel thought to exist in the Old Testament too, had to be called "gospel" in a special sense. (37) We must not fail to remark, however, that Christ came spiritually even before he came in a body. He came to the more perfect and to those who were not still infants or under pedagogues and tutors, 68 in whom the spiritual "fullness of the time" 69 was present, as, for example, the patriarchs, and Moses the servant, 70 and the prophets who contemplated the glory of Christ.

Anagoge. PGL, 100. 10. Cf. 11. 11. 2. 12. 62), calls attention to Comm. ]n. " 13. Cf. 11. 34 ORIGEN has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God" 14- , we would have to say to him that the apostle indicated this when he said that the prophet said of Christ, "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchisedech," 15 and not according to the order of Aaron. On this basis we too say that men can be high priests according to the order of Aaron but only the Christ of God according to the order of Melchisedech.

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