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The Narratio De Imagine Edessena Attributed To Constantine Porphyrogenitus

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This chapter presents selective texts and translations dealing with the story of the holy image of Christ written by Constantine, Emperor of the Romans in Christ the eternal king. Abgars letter to Jesus is also translated here. This is followed by Jesus letter to Abgar. Christ gave the letter to Ananias. Since he knew Ananias was anxious and concerned about the other order his lord had given him, namely to take back to him a likeness of Jesus face, the Saviour washed his face in water and wiped the liquid from it onto a cloth that he had been handed, and arranged in a divine way beyond understanding for his own likeness to be imprinted upon the cloth. He gave it to Ananias and told him to give it to Abgar, so that he might have some consolation for his desire and for his illness.

Keywords: Abgar; Ananias; Christ; Constantine Porphyrogenitus



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