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Dialogue with Trypho: Saint Justin Martyr: The Dialogue with Trypho is a discussion in which Justin tries to prove the truth of Christianity to a learned Jew named. [ Home ] [ Patristic Stuff ] [ Dialogue with Trypho ]. Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho. Those who are familiar with this work will surely concur in that it is a. Dialogue with Trypho [Justin Martyr] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book is an important look into the theology of the early church.

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The law was given by Moses on account of the hardness of their hearts. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Nor do we think that there is one God for us, another for you, but that He alone is God who led your fathers out from Egypt with a strong hand and a high arm.

Then I wished to know exactly about the fourth beast, which destroyed all [the others] and was very terrible, its teeth of iron, and its nails of brass; which devoured, made waste, and stamped the residue with its feet: And when I turned round to him, having halted, I fixed my eyes rather keenly on him.

Eusebius speaks of two Apologiesbut he quotes them both as one, which indeed they are in substance. And it shall be delivered into his hands for a time, and times, and half a time. In all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken to her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. So what you are getting is partly the apostolic pattern of preaching from the Old Testament.

Dialogue with Trypho

He hath no form or comeliness, and when we saw Him He had no form or beauty; but His form is dishonoured, and fails more than the sons of men. But God shall bring on thee, and on thy people, and on the house of thy father, days which have not yet come upon thee since the day in which Ephraim took away from Judah the king of Assyria.

A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him. Epistle to juwtin Antiochians.

Dialogue with Trypho by Justin Martyr

The best approach to apologetics I have read. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things: Revelation, Truth, Canon and Interpretation: Therefore to you alone this circumcision was necessary, in order that the people may be no people, and the matryr no nation; as also Hosea, one of the twelve prophets, declares.


Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchizedek,’ trpyho an oath God has shown Him on account of your unbelief to be the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek; i. The mountains shall take up peace to the people, and the little hills righteousness.

And Trypho said, “You seem to me to have come out of a great conflict with many persons about all the points we have been searching into, and therefore quite ready to return answers to all questions put to you.

Moreover, I nustin wish that all, making a resolution similar to my own, do not keep themselves away from the words of the Saviour. Dec 09, Jonathan Ward rated it liked it. Any conjecture regarding a more exact date than — is only that. Every valley shall be filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low: But your ears are shut up, and your hearts are made dull. Woe unto the wicked evil shall jutsin rendered to him according to the works of his hands. Listen, therefore, to the following from the book of Joshua, that try;ho I say may become manifest to you; it is this: But without philosophy and right reason, prudence would not be present to any man.

And the Lord said to Joshua, Behold, I give into thine hand Jericho, and its king,[and] its mighty men. They will appear strange to you, although you read them every day; so that even from this fact we understand that, because of your wickedness, God has withheld from you the ability to discern the wisdom of Iustin Scriptures; yet[there are] some exceptions, to whom, according to the grace of His long-suffering, as Isaiah said, He has left a seed of salvation, lest your race be utterly destroyed, like Sodom and Gomorrah.

The sacrifice of praise shall glorify Me; and tryppho is nartyr way in which I shall show him My salvation.

And in short, sirs,” said I, “by enumerating all the other appointments of Moses I can demonstrate that they tryphl types, and symbols, and declarations of those things which would happen to Christ, of those who it was foreknown were to believe in Him, and of those things which would also be done by Christ Himself. Trypho criticizes Christians on a number of grounds, and Justin provides answers to each criticism.


It is an early example of a Christian apologetic specifically regarding Judaism. His grave shall be in peace, he is taken away from the midst. At present, I resume the consideration of the subject which I was discussing. As a shepherd He will tend His flock, and will gather the lambs with[His] arm, and cheer on her that is with young.

Then the mother of the maiden instigated her to ask the head of John, who was in prison; and having asked it,[Herod] sent and ordered the head of John to be brought in on a charger. Further, he also makes the theologically-innovative suggestion that the “seeds of Christianity” manifestations of the Logos acting in history actually predated Christ’s incarnation.

For God speaks by Isaiah thus: And in order that the Holy Spirit may convince of this, He said by the holy David, ‘The gods of the nations, reputed gods, are idols of demons, and not gods;’ and He denounces a curse on those who worship them. For He has been gracious towards the Gentiles also; and our sacrifices He esteems more grateful than yours. But they polluted My Sabbaths. Their sound has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.

For if there was no need of circumcision before Abraham, or Of the observance of Sabbaths, of feasts and sacrifices, before Moses; no more need is there of them now, after that, according to the will of God, Jesus Christ the Son of God has been born without sin, of a virgin sprung from the stock of Abraham.

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge: Christians are the true Israel.

He shall call to the heavens above, and to the earth, that He may judge His people. Why God permitted it. Fairer in beauty than the sons of men: And you deceive yourselves while you fancy that, because you are the seed of Abraham after the flesh, therefore you shall fully inherit the good things announced to be bestowed by God through Christ.

Which precept, however, you have not observed; nay, you sacrificed your children to demons.