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Fragment number Vinzent 6
Klostermann 53
Rettb. 48
Ancient source used Eusebius, Against Marcellus 1.2
Modern edition M. Vinzent, Markell von Ankyra: Die Fragmente (Leiden, 1997).

So you hear the agreement of the Holy Spirit bearing witness to the eternity of the Word through many different persons. For this reason, the Apostle John begins with the eternity of the Word, saying, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Jn 1:1). He wants to show the eternity of the Word by using these three testimonies one after another.

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

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