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The Sentences of Sextus
by Walter T. Wilson
SBL Press, 2012
Paper: 978-1-58983-719-5 | eISBN: 978-1-58983-720-1
Library of Congress Classification BV4500.S4913 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 248.4

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Described by Origen as a writing that “even the masses of believers have read,” the Sentences of Sextus offers unique insights into popular Christian thought during the late second century C.E. Although it draws extensively on canonical texts for the composition of its sayings, it is especially fascinating for the manner in which it integrates these texts with material derived from two generically similar collections of Pythagorean maxims. This volume provides a critical edition including evidence from the Greek, Latin, Syriac, and Coptic versions; a new translation; and the first commentary for the Sentences, an important document for investigating the history of early Christian wisdom, asceticism, and ethics.

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