Thursday, June 03, 2010

Two of Ignatius' Greetings to the Ephesians

Or rather, two versions of Ignatius' greeting to the Ephesians. The second one seems to be a translation of the Syriac version of the original Greek epistle to the Ephesians. For the sake of reference, I will have both versions brought up:

Ignatius, who is also called Theophorus, to the Church which is at Ephesus in Asia, deservedly thought happy, blessed in the greatness and fulness of God the Father, predestinated before the worlds to be for ever for a glory abiding, not to be overturned, united and elect in the true passion, by the will of the Father and of Jesus Christ our God, much joy in Jesus Christ and in blameless grace.
(From the First Epistle to the Ephesians)

Ignatius, who is Theophorus, to the Church which is blessed in the greatness of God the Father, and perfected; to her who was separated from eternity to be at all times for glory that abideth and changeth not, and is perfected and chosen in the purpose of truth, by the will of the Father of Jesus Christ our God; to her who was worthy of happiness; to her who is at Ephesus in Jesus Christ in joy unblamable; much peace.
(From the Second Epistle to the Ephesians)

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