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Fragment number Vinzent 55
Klostermann 94
Rettb. 83
Ancient source used Eusebius, Against Marcellus
Modern edition M. Vinzent, Markell von Ankyra: Die Fragmente (Leiden, 1997).

Therefore it is clear in every way that what the holy apostle is calling the image of the invisible God is the flesh attached to the Word so that what is invisible might appear through what is invisible. The apostle said, “the image of the invisible God” (Col 1:15). Now, it is clear that when he assumed the flesh which was made according to the image of God (Gen 1:26), he became the true image of the invisible God. For if through this image we were considered worth of knowing God’s Word, then we ought to believe the Word himself when he says through the image, “I and the Father are one” (Jn 10:30). For no one is able to know the Word or the Father of the Word apart from the image.

Translated by PSAM, revised AMJ

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