Monarchian Prologues

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The short introductory narrative passages prefixed in many MSS of the Vulgate to each of the Gospels. They were formerly held to be of 2nd–3rd-cent. date and from Monarchian sources: hence the name. Most recent critics hold that they were Priscillianist in inspiration and date from the late 4th or early 5th century.

Subjects: Christianity.

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