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  • Print publication year: 2013
  • Online publication date: August 2014

Scholion V

from Part I - Text of Revelation and Scholia in Apocalypsin

Summary

‹Σχόλιον ε΄›

EPΟὐ γίνεται ἀτεχνῶς ἓν ὡς ἕν, οὐδὲ πολλὰ ὡς μέρη ὁ υἱός, ἀλλ᾿ ὡς πάντα ἕν. ἔνθεν καὶ πάν‹τα›. κύκλος γὰρ ὁ αὐτὸς πασῶν τῶν δυνάμεων εἰς ἛΝ εἰλουμένων καὶ ἑνουμένων. διὰ τοῦτο τὸ Α καὶ Ω ὁ ‹Λ›όγος εἴρηται, οὗ μόνου τὸ τέλος ἀρχὴ γίνεται καὶ τελευτᾷ πάλιν, ἐπὶ τὴν ἄνωθεν ἀρχήν, οὐδαμοῦ διάστασιν λαβών· διὸ δὴ καὶ τὸ εἰς αὐτὸν καὶ δι᾿ αὐτοῦ πιστεῦσαι μοναδικόν ἐστι γεν‹έ›σθαι‹,› ἀπερισπάστως ἑνούμενον ἐν αὐτῷ· τὸ δὲ ἀπιστῆσαι διστάσαι ἐστὶν καὶ διαστῆναι καὶ μερισθῆναι.

Scholion V

The Son does not become one in the simple sense, since he is one, neither does he become manifold as if he comprised parts; but he is one, in the sense of being everything and in whom everything originates. For he is the same circle of all powers which are assembled and united into one. Wherefore the Logos has been styled the alpha and the omega, of whom alone the end becomes beginning and comes to an end again, heading yet again for its original beginning which is from on high, without being fragmented at any point of this course. Wherefore also to believe in him and through him is to become one and to unite with him without any distraction of mind. On the other hand, to disbelieve is to be hesitant, and disjoined, and divided.