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9. Scriptor de Azymis.


Περὶ τῶν ἀζύμων,

There are extant two short treatises, Περὶ τῶν ἀζύμων, De Azymis, one of them being a compendium or abridgment of the other, which in the MSS. are ascribed to Joannes Damascenus [DAMASCENUS]. But Le Quien has observed that they are not his: they distinctly deny the general tradition of the fathers, that our Lord celebrated the passover with his disciples the day before the regular time, which tradition Damascenus certainly held. But this is not the only evidence; an anonymous preface to the larger tract states, that it was written by "one Meletius, a pious man (θεοφόρος), and a diligent student of the Scriptures," and was addressed to one Syncellus, who had asked his opinion on the subject. Of the time or place where this Meletius lived nothing is known.


They are inserted by Le Quien in his edition of the works of that father (Opera Damasceni, fol. Paris, 1712, vol. i. p. 647.)

Further Information

Fabric. Biblioth. Graec. vol. ix. p. 307.

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