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Fragment number Vinzent 15
Klostermann 6
Rettb. 6
Ancient source used Eusebius, Against Marcellus 2.3
Modern edition M. Vinzent, Markell von Ankyra: Die Fragmente (Leiden, 1997).

Now this most holy Word was not called “the firstborn of all creation” (Col 1:15) before he became man, for how is it possible for him who is eternal to be someone’s firstborn? Rather, the one the Divine Scriptures name “the firstborn of all creation” is the first “new man” (Eph 2:15; 4:24), to whom God wanted “all things to be subjected” (Eph 1:10).

Translated by Daniel Noonan under the supervision of Prof. Glen L. Thompson, revised AMJ

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