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“&c.  i.e. the sign of the cross in baptism, made with consecrated balm or ointment, and called sphragis in the Apostolical Constitutions, iii.”
“And, although the use of 'seal' is not common in speaking of the Logos, Gregory Nazianzen's use of the sphragis metaphor in proximity to eikon language tends to reinforce the conclusion that this is not just an idiosyncracy of Basil's.”
“However, the identical collocation can be found in Gregory Nazianzen's 38th Oration (13), complete with the adjective aparallaktos attached to eikon, as in Antioch 341; eikon and sphragis also appear together in his Third Theological Oration (17), with reference to Jn 6.27 as a biblical justification ( 'On him has God the Father set his seal').”
“In this list, sphragis appears as a gloss on 'Truth', just prior to 'Image'.”
“The unusual use of sphragis in both Basil and Eunomius strongly suggests some common point of reference; it wold be hard to imagine either a casual coincidence here or a deliberate echo one way or the other.”
“And he justifies his view by this, that circumcision, which foreshadowed the Christian seal ([Greek: sphragis]), was imposed on the eighth day on those who as yet had no use of reason.”
“St. Basil at the end of Chapter xxvi. of this work, calls our Lord the charakter kai isotupos sphragis, i.e.,”
“G, Rutowski R (1991) The function of the sphragis in”
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