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Fragment number Vinzent 36
Klostermann 18
Rettb. 15
Ancient source used Eusebius, Against Marcellus 1.4
Modern edition M. Vinzent, Markell von Ankyra: Die Fragmente (Leiden, 1997).

For when Asterius said, “The Word was begotten before the ages,” the statement itself proves he is lying, in that he not only misses the main point but also the literal meaning. For if the Proverb says, “He laid my foundation before the age” (8:23), how does he say, “He was begotten before the ages”? For having his foundation laid before the age and being begotten before the ages are two different things.

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

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