1 Clement Online

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.

Be sure to check it out here.

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  1. No Jewish linage, hense the name (lol), and my Jewish ritlaeves the very few, are by marriage + unlike other kids that hated attending Church, I wanted to attend and was expressly forbidden.I’ve been attending Synagogue (Refom +) since the 70s. I attended a Messianic Synagogue for the first time in the 90s ( Fl ).I’ve noticed many in the Messianic Synagogues use the term biblically kosher , even if the steak or chicken at a restaurant is cooked on a grill in ( pork ) bacon grease.That is a contradiction of terms, you can’t have it both ways. Years ago, I met a ( student ) Rabbi ( Reform ) for breakfast, he called it correctly without pretending it was biblically kosher , he called it tref , which is correct, it was not a Kosher Restaurant, at the Hotel.Even if the steak is certifed glatt kosher, you can’t cook it in pork grease or have juices from ( ie ) lobster getting on the steak from the gril and call it biblically kosher .The people I’ve met in Messianic Synagogues are teriffic, but they badly need an education on this topic.

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