BIBLICKÉ CITACE V PSEUDO IGNÁCOVĚ LISTU EFEZSKÝM
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BIBLICAL QUOTATIONS IN PSEUDO-IGNATIUS’ LETTER TO THE EPHESIANS
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The article deals with changes found in the long version of Ignatius of Antiochia’ Letter to the Ephesians, with a special focus on the biblical quotations. After an examination of 30 parallel sections containing approximately 70 biblical quotations, we can conclude: (a) Pseudo-Ignatius had observed Ignatius’ intentions quite closely, even if he amended his opinion at times, mostly due to considerations on orthodox correctness or practical church business. Specifically, Ps.-Ignatius amplifies Ignatius’ reverence for the apostle Paul. – (b) Ps.-Ignatius quotes from various books of both the New and Old Testament, most frequently John, Matthew, First Corinthians, Romans and Ephesians. When implanting biblical quotations into Ignatius’ text, Ps.-Ignatius at times commits inaccuracies and negligence in respect to the context. Nevertheless, on the whole, his biblical work can be evaluated extremely highly. These conclusions should be further demonstrated by readings of the other six epistles by Ps.-Ignatius.
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