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This is a subset of the immense tables in CCL II, pp. 1455-1493, placed here in response to a request from a visitor. I have highlighted a few references which are interesting; the references to the Long Ending of Mark, to the 3 Heavenly Witnesses of 1 John 5,7. However I do not believe the tables in CCL are comprehensive - the omission of references known to me offhand is disturbing. Also some of the references are merely 'possible', so verify them for yourself.
In each case the Latin text is linked to: the English link follows. Bear in mind that verse divisions can move around in Tertullian's text, and are only an approximate guide to location between editions.
|Matthew||[Very many] e.g. De carne
Christi 22, Adversus Marcionem V,8,7
|Mark||[Very many] including:
|John||[Very many] including:
|1 Corinthians||[Many], including
|2 Peter||9 references:
|1 John||[Many] including:
|2 John||NOT REFERRED TO|
|3 John||NOT REFERRED TO|
(and what about Cult.
|Acts of Paul (and Thecla)||De Baptismo. 17, 5|
|Agrapha (Oral tradition)||De Baptismo. 20, 2|
|Ascension of Isaiah||[Carmen III, 177]; De patientia. 14, 1|
|Didache||Ora. 11, 1; 11,2; 18, 6|
|1 Enoch||Cult. II, 10, 3; Idol. 4, 2; De resurrectione. 32, 1; (not listed in CCL - Cult. I, 3)|
|III Esdras||Adversus Marcionem IV, 16, 1|
|IV Esdras||Prae. 3, 7|
|Vita Adae et Evae||De paenitentia. 2, 9|
There are also extensive references to secular and patristic writers.
Note 1: On the Citations from the Long Ending of Mark (16:9-20). Jim Snapp has looked up each of the passages and assessed whether they could be accounted for elsewhere. Here are his alternative sources. However, the CCSL does not see a reference to these passages for the Tertullian verses, except for Acts 1:11.
De Anima 25:8 - Luke 8:1-2 could account for this reference to the seven spirits of Mary Magdalene.
De Fuga 10:2 - Mark 6:7 would cover this.
De Praescriptione Haereticorum 30:16 - general text, perhaps covered by John 14:12-14.
Adversus Praxean 2:1 - This does appear to be based on Mark 16:19.
Adversus Praxean 30:5 - While Mark 16:19 could account for this reference, so could other passages, such as Colossians 3:1 and I Peter 3:22.
De Resurrectione 51:1 - Instead, try Romans 8:34 and Heb. 1:3 and Acts 1:11?
"So when it comes to reasonably clear references made by Tertullian to the text of the Long Ending of Mark, there is really only one:< i>Adversus Praxean 2:1. And there, the surrounding context shows that Tertullian's comments take the form of a creedal summary, so a direct reference to the text of Mark is not a given (even though it is possible, even probable, that the creedal summary Tertullian used here was based on the text of Mark 16:19)."
The reader will want to assess these for himself. There are citations for Mark 16:9, 16/17 and 19 in the 1608 Pamelius edition, so these references are not the product of modern agitation on the subject.
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