For anyone interested, I recently posted the full text to the First Epistle of Clement on my (s-l-o-w-l-y progressing) eTexts site. It is an original translation from the Greek by Kevin P. Edgecomb which I have been given permission to post. It includes all 67 chapters and is searchable. If you’re not familiar with 1 Clement, it would behoove you to familiarize yourself with it. It’s a worthy study and contains some very valuable information. D. Thomas Lancaster frequently refers to it in FFOZ’s Torah Club commentary on the Apostolic Scriptures.
As a brief introduction, Eerdman’s Bible Dictionary says this about it:
Clement, Epistles of. Two writings, a letter and a homily, included among the works of the Apostolic Fathers and traditionally attributed to Clement of Rome, the third bishop of Rome and mistakenly identified by some early writers as a disciple of Peter. Both works were appended to the New Testament in Codex Alexandrinus, and 1 Clement was regarded by some Church Fathers as canonical.
1 Clement, written ca. A.D. 96, was sent by the bishop of Rome to the church at Corinth, where a bitter dispute had resulted from the removal of certain presbyters. An important document regarding the development of ecclesiastical hierarchy, the letter exhibits great familiarity with the LXX text of the Old Testament and with various sayings of Jesus as well as the Pauline Epistles and the Letter to the Hebrews.
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