Context is important in translating the ancient Church writers. Translating just a small portion without knowing the big picture can be dangerous.
A Bible professor once warned all us fledgling students to never cite Biblical passages out of context.
Here I am almost 30 years later and that voice still resounds, and yet the urge to do that still exists. The English translation development of I Corinthians 12-14 of the Ambrosiaster Manuscript is testimony to that.
In an earlier Post…