Early Church Fathers
900 Contained in Vol. iii. and iv.
901 In the Epistle to the Laodiceans or Ephesians; see his remarks in the preceding chapter of this book v.
902 Isa. xliii. 18, 19, and lxv. 17; 2 Cor. v. 17.
903 Jer. iv. 3. This and the passage of Isaiah just quoted are also cited together above, book iv. chap. i. and ii. p. 345.
904 Phil. i. 14-17.
906 Regulas sacramentorum.
907 Phil. i. 18.
910 Compare the treatise, De Resur. Carnis, c. vi. (Oehler).
911 Exhausit e0ke/nwse.
912 Phil. ii. 6, 7.
913 Col. i. 15.
915 Inventum ratione.
916 Phil. ii. 8.
917 Phil. ii. 8.
918 Non enim exaggeraret.
919 Virtutem: perhaps the power.
920 See the preceding note.
921 Candidae pharisaeae: see Phil. iii. 4-6.
922 Phil. iii. 7.
923 Phil. iii. 8.
924 Phil. iii. 9.
925 Phil. iii. 20.
926 Gen. xxii. 17.
927 1 Cor. xv. 41.
928 Phil. iii. 21. [I have adhered to the original Greek by a trifling verbal change, because Tertullian's argument requires it.]
929 1 Cor. xv. 51, 52.
930 Deputari, which is an old reading, should certainly be demutari, and so say the best authorities. Oehler reads the former, but contends for the latter.
931 1 Thess. iv. 16, 17.
932 Inspector: perhaps critic.
933 Retro: in the former portions of this treatise.
935 Qua eruimus ipsa ista.
936 [Elucidation II.]
1 Compendii gratia. [The reference here to the De Proescript. forbids us to date this tract earlier than 207 a.d. Of this Hermogenes, we only know that he was probably a Carthaginian, a painter, and of a versatile and clever mind.]
2 This is the criterion prescribed in the Proescript. Hoeret. xxxi. xxxiv., and often applied by Tertullian. See our Anti-Marcion, pp. 272, 345, 470, and passim.
3 The tam novella is a relative phrase, referring to the fore-mentioned rule.
5 Maldicere singuis.
6 Probably by painting idols (Rigalt.; and so Neander).
7 It is uncertian whether Tertullian means to charge Hermogenes with defending polygamy, or only second marriages, in the phrase nubit assidue. Probably the latter, which was offensive to the rigorous Tertullian; and so Neander puts it.
8 Quoting Gen. i. 28, "Be fruitful and multiply" (Rigalt.).
9 Disregarding the law when it forbids the representation of idols. (Rigalt.).
10 Et cauterio et stilo. The former instrument was used by the encaustic painters for burning in the wax colours into the ground of their pictures (Westropp's Handbook of Archoeology, p. 219). Tertullian charges Hermogenes with using his encaustic art to the injury of the scriptures, by practially violating their percepts in his artistic works; and with using using his pen (stilus) in corrupting the doctrine thereof by his heresy.
11 By the numbentium contagium, Tertullian, in his Montanist rigour, censures those who married more than once.
12 2 Tim. i. 15.
13 Thus differing from Marcion.
14 The force of the subjunctive, ex qua fecerit.
17 In partes non devenire.
18 Ut faceret semetipsum.
19 Ut fieret de semetipso.
20 Non fieri.
21 Non ejus fieret conditionis.