Hundredfold Martyrs - Ps-Cyprian - Sermo de centisima, sexagesima, tricesima -

Steven Avery

Sermo de Centesima - The Harvard theological review - (1921)

Totally missing in Grantley!
Not in historic debate, found in 1914.
Make sure this is with Potamius Priscillian, etc as recently found evidences.

Jean Daniélou

Dated Late 2nd century:
● Reitzenstein (1914) Eine frühchristliche Schrift ZNTW
● Daniélou (1977) Origins of Latin Christianity
● Rordorf and Tuilier (1978) La Doctrine des Douze Apôtres

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Steven Avery

HIT #1:
● Certainly, whoever might be so inclined to accomplish the work of those six angels, he shall enjoy so much blessedness [fruitfulness] as the illustrious three, the Father and Son and Holy Spirit, which therefore you long for in the kingdom of heaven.[1] ...Therefore you who have learnt to receive God through virtuousness, observe his promise too, which said : Anyone not reborn from water and holy spirit, will not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Therefore you who will long to arrive in the kingdom of heaven, do not cast out that spirit of renewal by your lustful living.[2] ...For He Himself [Christ] is a step in the ascent into heaven, for He Himself is the gate, Himself the entry into live, by whom in your redemption from the contagion of the world you have been spiritually bound by the Three Witnesses. This Trinity, therefore, increases by the Ten Words [i.e., multiplied by the 10 Commandments] so that the thirty-fold reward is completed. [i.e., "the sum" that is 30 (3 multiplied by 10)].[3]

WoG might want to highlight illustrious three, the Father and Son and Holy Spirit,

HIT #2
For the Law of the Lord is hard and bitter, but it makes bitterness, in order that it might reveal sweetness. For also by John this is demonstrated, when the spirit hands over the book to the angel who broke the seals, saying: "Take the book and eat it up. And it shall make thy belly bitter, but in thy mouth it shall be sweet as honey." This means: by the mouth of three witnesses it will be proved, that is: by the mouth of the Father and Son and Holy Spirit it will be confessed, because it is apparent that honey [Latin: mel] is written in three letters. For certainly, we also read honey [Latin: mel], constituted of three letters.

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Steven Avery

Raymond Brown

29 The Pseudo-Cyprianic Sermo de Centesima, published by L Reitzenstein, ZNW 15 (1914) 60—90, is attributed by H. Koch, ZNW 31(1932) 248, to fourth-century Africa and (possibly) to a follower of Priscillian, drawing upon Cyprian’s works. It speaks of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as “three witnesses” without any reference to I John (PL Supp 1, 65; Reitzenstein, 87).