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Epiphanius, monastic founder and bishop of Salamis on Cyprus for nearly forty years of the fourth century, threw middle and soul into the controversies of the time and produced the 'Panarion' or 'Medicine Chest', an old encyclopedia of sects and heresies and their refutations. booklet I, involved mainly with Gnostic and Jewish Christian teams, bargains with fabric that's additionally present in Nag Hammadi and different Gnostic writings and in such patristic authors as Irenaeus, Hippolytus et al, and reproduces records now not on hand in other places. Its translation has been came across precious by way of scholars of Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism, patrologists, historians of faith, church historians, scholars of Judaism, and the theologically minded public

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The eighteenth, Ossaeans. The nineteenth, Nasaraeans. The twentieth, Herodians. 4,1 From these sects, and later on in the course of time, appeared the saving dispensation of our Lord Jesus Christ—that is to say, his incarnation, preaching of the Gospel, and proclamation of a kingdom. This alone is the fount of salvation, and the faith in the truth of the catholic, apostolic, and orthodox church. 4,2 From this the following sects, which have Christ’s name only but not his faith, have been broken away and split off: (3) The first, Simonians.

For convenience we title 1,1-3,9 Proem II. 2 At 1,1 below. Epiph’s account begins with Adam. 3 Jas 3:15 4 Cf. Rom 12:6. E. 14 section i 2,4 Some of the things < about > sects and schisms which I shall be telling the reader, I owe to my fondness for study. Certain things I learned from hearsay, though I happened on some with my own ears and eyes. I am confident that I can give an account, from accurate report, of the origins and teachings of some sects, and part of the what goes on among the others.

9 They were observers of the Law’s provisions but also made use of other scriptures after the Law, though they rejected most of the later prophets. 19,1 19. Nasaraeans, meaning “rebels,” who forbid the eating of any meat and do not partake of living things at all. They have the holy names of patriarchs which are in the Pentateuch, up through Moses and Joshua the son of Nun, and they believe in them—(2) I mean Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the earliest ones, and Moses himself, and Aaron, and Joshua.

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