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2 Clement
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2 Clement is a sermon written by an anonymous presbyter (Priest/Presbyter) in the mid-2nd century CE. It is based upon Isa 54:1 and urges purity.

Manuscripts and Editions

Three copies of 2 Clement are extant. Codex Alexandrinus (A) contains 2 Clem. 1:1–12:5a and is of good quality. Codex Hierosolymitanus (C) from 1056 CE contains all of 2 Clement. It contains changes that reflect dogmatic motivations. Codex S is writt…

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Drake Williams, H.H., “2 Clement”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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