Category Archives: II Clement

Abraham’s Justification, My Justification, God as Father

1. Devorah Dimant, “Use and Interpretation of the Mikra in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 394. “Abraham–‘found faithful … Continue reading

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Legalistic Christians?

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 473. “[According to the Mishna, t]he discharge of certain duties secures the enjoyment of reward on earth and in the world to come; such … Continue reading

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II Clement, Gentiles, and Idolatry

II Clement 1:7 states, “We were defective in our understandings; worshipping stones and wood; gold, and silver, and brass, the work of men’s hands…” (Translation from The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden.) In my … Continue reading

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Clement, Dispensationalism, and Salvation

For my daily quiet time, I’ve been reading early Christian writings, such as Shepherd of Hermas, Barnabas, and I-II Clement. Their Christianity seems to differ from dispensationalism, particularly the brand I encounter when I read Bullinger and Scofield. According to … Continue reading

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