St. Ephraim
Third to Hypatius against the Teachings

I. Marcion's teaching; the heavens of the stranger

The heavens of the Stranger and his boundaries.

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The heavens of the Stranger and his boundaries.

But know that if the Stranger has heavens which have been created from nothing, we must inquire by whom they were created. And if they are his in virtue of (their) 'essential being' there is a fortified boundary of 'essential being' beneath him, which he cannot cross. And just as he is not able to go forth from that Place which surrounds him so as to be something which does not exist in a Place, and has no Creator, so he is not able [P. 46.] [lii] to cross that boundary which is beneath him. Nor were the Souls able to go up hence to cross it.

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