A group to discuss what the so-called "Church Fathers" said about the Nazarenes, Ebionites and ancient Jewish believers in Yeshua as the Messiah in general.
Latest Activity: Jan 1, 2016
This is primarily a research group. We do not see the "Church Fathers" as authoritative from a theological perspective, but simply as a source of historical information.
1. Cerinthus, again, a man who was educated in the wisdom of the Egyptians, taught that the world was not made by the primary God, but by a certain Power far separated from him, and at a distance from that Principality who is supreme over the…Continue
Nazarenes were not EbionitesBy James Scott TrimmThis article is to demonstrate that Nazarene and Ebionism were two and separate entities.Some scholars in their books group both Nazarene and Ebionism into the same entity as quoted below: "Since…Continue
13. The matter in debate, therefore, or I should rather say your opinion regarding it, is summed up in this: that since the preaching of the gospel of Christ, the believing Jews do well in observing the precepts of the law, i.e. in offering…Continue
'The Nazaraeans are Jews who know Christ as a righteous man,and use the Gospel called "according to Peter".'(Theodoret; of heretical Fables, ii. 2) Some argue that this statement was incorrect and that Theodoret had confused the Gospel of Peter with…Continue
"Recently I read in a certain Hebrew book that a Hebrew from the Nazarene sect brought to me, the apocryphon of Jeremiah, in which I found this text written word for word." (Jerome; Commentary on Matthew 27:9)Continue
Fragments from the Goodnews according to the HebrewsIrenaeusIrenaeus Against Heresies, i.26.2. But the Ebionites use only that Gospel which is according to Matthew, and repudiate the Apostle Paul, calling him an apostate from the Law.Clement of…Continue
Hegesippus the Nazarene Fragments from His Five Books of MemoirsINTRUDUCTION(From Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History: Book IV Chapter 22)Hegesippus in the five books of Memoirs which have come down to us has left a most complete record of…Continue
Fragments from an Ancient Nazarene Commentary on Isaiah The ancient Nazarene commentary on Isaiah consists of five citations of a Nazarene commentary on Isaiah which are preserved in Jerome's fourth century commentary on Isaiah. This…Continue