Herod the Great died in the same year, but after the birth of Jesus, for it was he who, according to Matthew 2. Some as already stated take the incarnation of Christ as the beginning of this age; others calculate it from the baptism of Christ, because of the power given the waters; or from the time of the circumcision; some compute it from the suffering of Christ for then the gate of Paradise was opened, and the seventh age of the dead began. And so with this Sixth Age, the Christian Empire and the highest papal authority originated and became established. Mariamne Mariannes , a queen of the Hebrews and a daughter of Aristobulus, was slain through jealousy by Herod, her husband; for as Josephus says she was of such great and excelling beauty that she was taken for a celestial being, exceeding all other women of her time in personal stature. Finally she was accused before Herod by her mother and sister, of having sent Octavianus a portrait of herself to arouse in him a passion for her.
Athanasius of alexandria on virginity - Adult archive
Diodorus mentioned that blasphemy against the Son of Man is not considered blasphemy against the Son of God, because, according to Jesus, blasphemy against the Son of Man will be forgiven, and blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will not. In closing his letter, he pointed out: The Syriac Gazetteer is an ever expanding resource created by and for users. Toggle navigation Syriac Biographical Dictionary. For all this, the holy Virgin should be called Theotokos.