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Chapter XVIII.—The Name of God.

And Simon said:  “Is this word ‘God’ His ineffable name, which all use, because you maintain so strongly in regard to a name that it cannot be given to another?”  And Peter said:  “I know that this is not His ineffable name, but one which is given by agreement among men; but if you give it to another, you will also assign to this other that which is not used; and that, too, deliberately. 1305   The name which is used is the forerunner of that which is not used.  In this way insolence is attributed even to that which has not yet been spoken, just as honour paid to that which is known is handed on to that which has not yet been known.”



Wieseler proposes to join this clause with the following:  “And in point of choice the name which.”

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