Dialogue of Simon and Theophilus

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The Dialogue of Simon and Theophilus (Altercatio Simonis et Theophili) is a 5th-century[1] Latin Christian text giving a dialogue, akin to that of Dialogue with Trypho, between Simon, a Jew, and Theophilus, a Christian.[2] The Altercatio is the oldest surviving Jewish-Christian dialogue preserved in Latin. It has been attributed to, and may even be by, Cyprian.[3] The work draws on earlier Greek and Latin traditions.[4]

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  1. ^ Testimonies Volume 1 - Page 94 J. Rendel Harris, Vacher Burch - 2011 "CHAPTER X THE ALTERCATION BETWEEN SIMON THE JEW AND THEOPHILUS THE CHRISTIAN The fifth-century writing Altercatio ... What is significant is, that one of the chief evidences of ancient material in the dialogue is its use of Testimonia."
  2. ^ William Varner Ancient Jewish-Christian dialogues: Athanasius and Zacchaeus, Simon and Theophilus, Timothy and Aquila: introductions, texts, and translations E. Mellen Press, 2004 "This work provides the texts and translations of three ancient Jewish-Christian dialogues: The Dialogue of Athanasius and Zacchaeus (Greek, 4th c.); The Dialogue of Simon and Theophilus (Latin, 5th c.); and The Dialogue of Timothy and Aquila (Greek, 6th c.). This is the first published translation of each of these texts. An introduction discusses the context of these dialogues in the "Contra Judaeos" literature of the early church and also explores the question of whether or not they"
  3. ^ James Carleton Paget, Jews, Christians and Jewish Christians in Antiquity 2010 Page 46 " at least four works attributed to Cyprian, of which perhaps one (the ad Quirinium) is genuinely by Cyprian; and perhaps the extant Dialogue of Simon and Theophilus.
  4. ^ Henoch Biblioteca Paul Kahle - 2008 "In the Altercation of Simon and Theophilus, we likewise see Christian transformation of Jewish distinction in Exod 4:24-26 interrupted. Drawing on earlier Greek and Latin traditions,66 this fifth-century Latin text presents a "dialogue" ."