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Fragment number Vinzent 39
Klostermann 21
Rettb. 18
Ancient source used Eusebius, Against Marcellus
Modern edition M. Vinzent, Markell von Ankyra: Die Fragmente (Leiden, 1997).

Then he says, “In the beginning, before the earth was made” (Pro 8:23). What is this “earth” other than our flesh, which again became earth after the Fall? For he says, “You are earth and you will return to earth” (Gen 3:19). This earth needed healing in order to participate in any way with the holy Word.

Translated by PSAM, revised AMJ

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