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3S, 17S. J. H. C. W. 23, p. 132. 18. Leg. 9. THEOPH. Ad Aut. 9; CLEM. , Strom. - JUSTIN, Cohort. 4 later have this idea. 19· Leg. 33. v',) ATHENAGORAS BIBLICAL AND CHRISTIAN BACKGROUND direct from Montanism. We have already noted 20 that the Stoics held this view. Plutarch said that a second marriage was an abomination and that was why Roman widows re-married at festival times in order to escape notice 21. Later St. Jerome was to describe, following Seneca, how the Flaminica could never re-marry after her husband, the Flamen Dialis died, nor could he re-marry if she died 22.

BARTHELEMY, Les Devanciers d' Aquila: Suppl. to V. T. 10 (19 63) and J. S. SIBINGA, The Old Testament Text of Justin Martyr. J. The Pentateuch CLeiden 1963) for an examination of Justin's LXX quotations. 4. It is true that Isa. 13 (cf. , Adv. Haer. 71 THE NEW TESTAMENT As with the Old Testament Athenagoras' quotations from the New Testament are few in number and are mainly confined to the Legatio. In Leg. II he quotes Mt. 44, 45 exactly with an addition from Lk. 28 : "Love your enemies; bless them that curse you; pray for them that persecute you, that you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven, who maketh his sun to rise upon the good and bad, and raineth upon the just and unjust".

4 later have this idea. 19· Leg. 33. v',) ATHENAGORAS BIBLICAL AND CHRISTIAN BACKGROUND direct from Montanism. We have already noted 20 that the Stoics held this view. Plutarch said that a second marriage was an abomination and that was why Roman widows re-married at festival times in order to escape notice 21. Later St. Jerome was to describe, following Seneca, how the Flaminica could never re-marry after her husband, the Flamen Dialis died, nor could he re-marry if she died 22. Athenagoras' rigorism in this one matter may have come from his Stoic-Middle Platonist background although this undoubtedly re-inforced a latent prophetic strain in his Christianity 23.

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