Lev. 23:3) Victorinus is the latest ofthe fathers before Constantine who offers reasons against the observance oftheSabbath. His first reason is that Christ said by Isaiah that his soul hated theSabbath; which Sabbath he in his body abolished; andthese assertions we have seen answered by Tertullian. His second reason is that "Jesus [Joshua] the son of Nave [Nun], the successor of Moses, himself broke theSabbath day," which is false. His third reason is that "Matthias [a Maccabean] also, prince of Judah, broke theSabbath," which is doubtless false, but is of no consequence as authority. His fourth argument is original, and may fitly close the list of reasons assigned in the early fathers for not observing theSabbath. It is given in full without an answer:-- "And in Matthew we read, that it is written Isaiah also andthe rest of his colleagues broke theSabbath." 520
Notes: 1. Epistle of Barnabas, chap. xv. 2. Justin Martyr's First Apology, chap. 1xvii. 3. Lost Writings of Irenaeus, Fragments 7 and 50. 4. Book ofthe Laws of Countries. 5. Tertullian's Apology, sect. 16. 6. On Idolatry, chap. xiv. 7. Hist. Sab. part 2, chap. viii. sect. 13. 8. On Prayer, chap. xxiii. 9. De Corona, sect. 3. 10. Ad Nationes, book i. chap. xiii. 11. Canon 15. 12. Ante-Nicene Library, vol. xiv. p. 322. 13. Apostolical Constitutions, book ii. sect. 7, par. 59. 14. Id. book v. sect. ii. par. 10. 15. Id. book v. sect. iii. par. 20. 16. Epistle to the Magnesians (longer form), chap. ix. 17. Syriac Documents, p. 38. 18. Epistle of Barnabas, chap. xv. 19. Justin's First Apology, chap. 1xvii. 20. Id. Ib. 521
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