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Fragment number Vinzent 126
Klostermann 100
Rettb. 89
Ancient source used Eusebius, Against Marcellus 1.4.
Modern edition M. Vinzent, Markell von Ankyra: Die Fragmente (Leiden, 1997).

For they want the Savior to be a man. This is clear from the fact that that Eusebius knavishly transforms the apostle’s words to fit what he wants. For wanting to give birth to a great blasphemy from some ancient labor-pain, he, in the Savior’s words, “poured out evil from his treasury” (Mt 12:35). For since he wants to show that “the Savior is just a man,” he says, as if he were revealing to us the greatest forbidden mystery of the apostle, “Therefore also the divine apostle, most clearly giving us the forbidden and mystical theology with a shout, has cried, ‘One God’ and then after the one God he says, ‘One mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus’” (1 Tim 2:5). Now if he says “he is man” and pays attention only the dispensation according to his flesh, then he altogether confesses that he has no hope in him. For the Prophet Jeremiah said, “Cursed is the man who has his hope in a man” (Jer 17:5).

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