Reference numbers Urk. 12
Doc. 6
CPG 3555
Incipit μὴ μέμφου τοῖς περὶ Ἄρειον
Date c. 322
Ancient source Athanasius, On the Synods 17.5
Modern edition used H-G. Opitz, Athanasius Werke, band 2 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1940)

And George who now is in Laodicea, but was at that time a priest of Alexandria, and was spending time in Antioch, wrote to Bishop Alexander:

Don’t find fault with Arius and his followers for saying, “There was a time when the Son of God did not exist.” For Isaiah became the son of Amos, and, since Amos existed before Isaiah came to be, Isaiah did not exist prior, but afterwards came into being.

Translation from NPNF2 vol. 4, p. 459, adapted by AJW

Other translation in Hanson, p. 44

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