negative (omission) Latin evidences

Steven Avery

The Christian Observer (1807)
Ben David

Leo Magnus; who was raised to the Apostolic See, in 440, writing to Flavianus, Patriarch of Constantinople, against the Eutycbian heresy, quotes part of 1 John v. from the fourth to the eighth verse, omitting the seventh. This is considered by Mr. Porson as a very strong proof that the seventh is spurious; but perhaps a different reason may satisfactorily explain Leo's omission of this verse, I mean the nature of his subject, which is a defence of the humanity of Christ ; to prove which, that verse is of no use. And if his copy of the Vulgate, like many others, had the eighth verse immediately after the sixth, it was natural for him to omit the seventh, which was foreign to his purpose.