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102 Alias.

103 Et in Deum credi.

104 Gestivit.

105 Jam vero.

106 Tum.

107 1 Cor. v. 13.

108 Utique: with a touch of irony, in the argumentum ad hominem.

109 Matt. xxv. 41.

110 Rev. xx. 3.

111 Rom. viii. 19.

112 Rom. viii. 21.

113 Rom. viii. 20.

114 Conditionis: "creation."

115 Condixerint.

116 Isa. xi. 6.

117 Ps. cx. 1.

118 Male deputantur.

119 Scilicet.

120 Matt. iii. 9.

121 Verses 7, 8.

122 O homo.

123 Temere.

124 Tene.

125 Scilicet.

126 Gen. i. 21, 22.

127 Denique.

128 That is, of course, by its own natural law.

129 Matter.

130 i.e. in their nature, Matter being evil, and they good, on the hypothesis.

131 Matt. vii. 18.

132 Concurrisse.

133 Ipsa.

134 Individiam.

135 Ingenio.

136 Nactus.

137 Turpe.

138 Utique.

139 Ex malo.

140 Proinde quatenus.

141 We subjoin the original of thes sentence: "Plane sic interest unde fecerit ac si de nihilo fecisset, nec interest uned fecerit, ut inde fecerit unde eum magis decuit."

142 Pusillitas.

143 Secundum Hermogenis dispositionem.

144 Contra denegatam aeterni conversationem. Literally, "Contrary to that convertibility of an eternal nature which has been denied (by Hermogenes) to be possible." It will be obvious why we have, in commection with the preceding clause preferred the equvalent rendering of our text. For the denial of Hermogenes, which Tertullian refers to, see above, chap. xii. p. 484.

145 Debuisset protulisse.

146 This clumsy expedient to save the character of both God and Matter was one of the weaknesses of Hermogenes' system.

147 Cur non et ex nihilo potuerit induci?

148 Ubique et undique.

149 Destructionibus. "Ruin of character" is the true idea of thes strong term.

150 Praestructione. The notion is of the foundation of an edifice: here = "preliminary remarks" (see our Anti-Marcion, v. 5, p. 438).

151 Articuli.

152 Utrumque utrique.

153 Alterum alteri.

154 Boni matrix.

155 The usual reading is "Hermogenes." Rigaltius, however, reads "Hermogenis," of which Oehler approves; so as to make Tertullian say, "I cannot tell how I can avoid the opinion of Hermogenes, who," etc. etc.

156 Per substantiae suggestum.

157 Excusas jam causam. Hermogenes held that Matter was eternal, to exclude God from the authorship of evil. This causa of Matter he was now illogically evading. Excusare = ex, causa, "to cancel the cause."

158 De praejudicio alieno.

159 Unici Dei.

160 Rom. xi. 34, 35; comp. Isa. xl. 14.

161 De aliquo.

162 Adeo ut fecerit.

163 Sophiam suam scilicet.

164 Apud.

165 1 Cor. ii. 11.

166 Isa. xl. 14.

167 Or the "inquit" may indicate the very words of "Wisdom."

168 Fontes. Although Oehler prefers Junius' reading "montes," he yet retains "fontes," because Tertullian (in ch. xxxii. below) has the unmistakable reading "fontes" in a like connection.

169 Compingens.

170 Ad quem: the expression is masculine.

171 Prov. viii. 27-31.

172 Commendet.

173 "Non fini subditam" is Oehler's better reading than the old "sibi subditam."

174 Condit: created.

175 See Prov. viii.

176 Intra Dominum.

177 Scilicet.

178 Coepti agitari.

179 Multo magis non capit.

180 Extra Dominum.

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