Epiphanius, Medicine Cabinet, or Against Heresies 69.4.3-5
Textμετέπειτα δὲ εἰς ὦτα ἔρχεται τοῦ ἐπισκόπου Ἀλεξάνδρου καὶ γράφει ἐπιστολὰς ἐγκυκλίους, αἵτινες παρὰ φιλοκάλοις ἔτι σῴζονται, ὡς τὸν ἀριθμὸν ἑβδομήκοντα, τῶν ἐπισκόπων ἑκάστῳ, Εὐσεβίῳ εὐθὺς τῷ ἐν Καισαρείᾳ (περιῆν γάρ), καὶ Μακαρίῳ Ἱεροσολύμων, Ἀσκληπιῷ ἐν Γάζῃ, Λογγίνῳ ἐν Ἀσκάλωνι, Μακρίνῳ τῷ ἐν Ἰαμνίᾳ καὶ ἄλλοις, ἔν τε τῇ Φοινίκῃ Ζήνωνί τινι ἀρχαίῳ ἐν Τύρῳ καὶ ἄλλοις, ἅμα καὶ <τοῖς> ἐν τῇ Κοίλῃ Συρίᾳ. ὡς οὖν ἀπεστάλησαν αἱ ἐπιστολαί, μεμφόμεναι τοὺς αὐτὸν ὑποδεξαμένους, ἕκαστος ἀντέγραψε τῷ μακαρίῳ Ἀλεξάνδρῳ ἀπολογούμενος. καὶ οἱ μὲν εἰρωνείᾳ γεγράφασιν, ἄλλοι δὲ ἐν ἀληθείᾳ, οἱ μὲν λέγοντες μὴ ὑπο- δέχεσθαι τοῦτον, ἄλλοι δὲ κατὰ ἄγνοιαν ὑποδέχεσθαι, ἕτεροι δὲ φάσκοντες, ὡς διὰ τῆς ὑποδοχῆς κερδῆσαι αὐτόν, ἀπολογούμενοι. καὶ πολλή τίς ἐστιν ἡ περὶ τούτων ὑπόθεσις.
Textual NoteEd. Holl 1933
Translation(3) Afterwards this came to the ears of the bishop Alexander, and he wrote to each bishop encyclical letters, around 70 altogether, which are still preserved by scholars. He wrote immediately to Eusebius in Caesarea—he was alive—and to Macarius in Jerusalem, Asclepius in Gaza, Longinus in Ascalon, Macrinus in Iamnia, and others; and in Phoenicia to Zeno, a senior bishop in Tyre, and others, along with [the bishops] in Coele Syria. (4) When the letters had been sent reproving those who had received (Arius), each bishop replied to the blessed Alexander with his defense. (5) And some wrote deceitfully, others truthfully, some explaining that they had not received him, others that they had received him in ignorance, and others claiming in self-defense that they had won him over by hospitality. And the story about these matters is a long one.
Translation NoteRev. Williams 2013
- 1 Epiphanius, Epiphanius: Panarion haereses 65-80; De fideEpiphanius: Panarion haereses 65-80; De fide, ed. Karl Holl, vol. 3, Die griechischen christlichen Schriftsteller 37 (Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1933), bk: 69.4, p: 155.
- 2 Burchard of Mt. Sion, Burchard of Mt. Sion OP: Description of the Holy Land (1274-85),Burchard of Mt. Sion OP: Description of the Holy Land (1274-85), in Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land, 1187-1291Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land, 1187-1291, trans. Denys Pringle, Crusade Texts in Translation 23 (London: Routledge, 2018), 241–320, bk: 69.4.3-5, p: 336.
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