The Shepherd of Hermas



The Shepherd Of Hermas Greek , Poim N Tou Herma Sometimes Just Called The Shepherd Is A Christian Literary Work Of The Late 1st Or Mid 2nd Century, Considered A Valuable Book By Many Christians, And Considered Canonical Scripture By Some Of The Early Church Fathers Such As Irenaeus The Shepherd Was Very Popular Amongst Christians In The 2nd And 3rd Centuries It Was Bound As Part Of The New Testament In The Codex Sinaiticus, And It Was Listed Between The Acts Of The Apostles And The Acts Of Paul In The Stichometrical List Of The Codex Claromontanus.The Work Comprises Five Visions, Twelve Mandates, And Ten Parables It Relies On Allegory And Pays Special Attention To The Church, Calling The Faithful To Repent Of The Sins That Have Harmed It The Book Was Originally Written In Rome, In The Greek Language, But A First Latin Translation, The Vulgata, Was Made Very Shortly Afterwards A Second Latin Translation, The Palatina, Was Made At The Beginning Of The Fifth Century Only The Latin Version Has Been Preserved In Full Of The Greek Version The Last Fifth Or So Is Missing.The Shepherd Is One Of The Meanings That Was Probably Attached To Some Figurines Of The Good Shepherd As Well As A Symbol For Christ, Or A Traditional Pagan Kriophoros General Books Publication Date 2009 Original Publication Date 1870 Notes This Is An OCR Reprint There May Be Typos Or Missing Text There Are No Illustrations Or An Index When You Buy The General Books Edition Of This Book You Get Free Trial Access To Million Books.com Where You Can Select From Than A Million Books For Free You Can Also Preview The Book There.The Shepherd of Hermas

The Shepherd of Hermas, a Christian literary work of the late 1st or mid 2nd century Considered a valuable book by many Christians, and considered canonical scripture by some of the early Church fathers such as

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  • 24 March 2018
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  1. says:

    The sacred Scriptures of Hermas This book is a reproduction of what is in the scared scripture of the Shepard of Hermas There is no introduction, summary page or commentary on any of the three sections of the holy literature The Shepherd of Hermas is a work of apocryphal literature It was regarded as a sacred scripture in the ministry of Jesus Christ during the latter part of second and early third century, and was a part of the first New Testament, the Codex Sinaiticus The revelation of this book has five visions, twelve mandates, and ten parables that largely focuses on obedience to god and follow the commandments in good faith and they will be rewarded in happiness of everlasting life The book s first verse of first chapter start with the Vison of Hermas.Hermas Vision 1 1 The master, who reared me, had sold me to one Rhoda in Rome After many years, I met her again, and began to love her as a sister So goes the recollection of a former slave and his revelations In a state of spiritual and transcendental realm, Hermas sees the loving, blessing, and being aware of God s Grace In Vision 2 Hermas, Vision 2 112 4 Continue therefore, said He, in this ministry, and complete it unto the end For whosoever fulfill his commandments shall have life yea such a man shall have great honor with the Lord But whosoever keep not his commandments, fly from their life, and oppose him, and follow not his commandments, but deliver themselves over to de...

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    Conjunto de relatos escritos a principios del siglo II por Hermas, un escritor cristiano que, seg n la tradici n de la Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa, form parte de los 70 disc pulos que Jesucristo envi de dos en dos a una misi n de predicaci n Lc 10 1 24 Seg n esta tradici n, el autor habr a sido uno de aquellos disc pulos o alguno de sus alumnos La obra es de car cter aleg rico y de ella se desprenden profundas ense anzas de car cter teol gico y m...

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    I would describe this early Christian text as Woodstock meets Revelation.I hadn t ever heard of the Shepherd of Hermas until I saw a quote from it recently When I checked into it, it turns out that early church leaders thought very highly of this parable filled text, and that the primary reason it didn t make it into the Bible is that Roman church leaders wanted New Testament books to have some connection to the early apostles, and no one could prove that was the case for Hermas.The book may have been written as early as Paul s letters, or at late as the end of the second century It is partly a guide to Christian living avoid adultery, greed, amassing wealth be patient, humble, faithful, etc but importantly, it offers a sharply contrasting version of the end times compared with its bloodier, warlike counterpart, Revelation.In Hermas view, God will continue to forgive those who are repentant, even though they may have sinned, and Jesus will delay finishing his completion of the church eternal until all who are eligible for forgiveness have had a chance to confess their transgressions To put it an...

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    I read the translation of the The Shepherd of Hermas found in the Anti Nicene Fathers collections eds Rev Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson The only reason I gave it two stars is that at points it had a...

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    As my son in law once put it, try to imagine Jim Morrison of the Doors on drugs, trying to write a knock off of the book of Revelation.

  6. says:

    It is hard to know what to think about this particular fragmentary book This particular edition of the book is about as no frills as one can imagine It features no introduction or foreword to set a context for the work, no discussion of why the text is missing the first twenty pages or so of its original text and why the text ends in such an odd way Moreover, I sent you these virgins, that they may dwell with you For I saw that they were courteous to you You will therefore have them as assistants, that you may be the better able to keep his commands for it is 104 Honestly, can I be blamed for wanting to know where the text drops off, and finding at least some fault in the people who marketed this book, a standalone volume, for not including the full text even if one had to reconstruct that text from multiple manuscripts or even mss from a different language Perhaps not, but the text that is here is the text that is here, and although I would have preferred a complete text, one cannot review the books one wants to have read but rather the ones that one has read, and so with that in mind I would like to comment on the Shepherd of Hermas.The Shepherd of Hermas is an interesting example of a text within the collection of the Apostolic Fathers 1 , and what makes it interesting from a historical perspe...

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    I read this both in Ehrman s and in Holmes translation of the Apostolic Fathers.It s puzzling why this long, Apocalyptic and undeniably moralistic work became so popular among the early church To think that even someone as late on and as rich in theology as Athanasius would recommend it to new converts to read Whilst there are other themes I won t comment on, Hermas is most preoccupied with the following question can sins be forgiven if they committed after baptism You might want to take a moment to consider how you think Hermas would answer that question.The answer he seems to settle on is that, yes, repentance and forgiveness for post baptismal sin is possible But only once, and only for a limited time frame which is quickly coming to an end.You can see how this would lead to the practice of ...

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    Worth a read for anyone interested in Christian history or the development of the Christian church There are obvious reasons why this manuscript was in consideration as a part of the New Testament and equally obvious reasons why it was eventually not included in the canon Striking in this work is the remarkable centrality of simplicity as a Christ...

  9. says:

    The Shepherd of Hermas is very much a product of it s time and gives us a useful insight into the teachings of the 2nd century church To a reader coming from a modern, protestant background it is surprising how much of the teaching is through metaphor and allegory rather th...

  10. says:

    Another early Christian writing that shed light on the first and second centuries of Christianity.

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