If the Christian movement started out as a Jewish messianic faction, how can it be
explained that a representative of the same movement [Ignatius], about eighty years later
finds the basic religious outlook of Judaism to be incompatible with the
movement he represents?
He states in Magn. 10:3:
It is monstrous to talk of Jesus Christ and to practice Judaism [ι’ουδαι _´ζειν]. For
Christianity did not base its faith on Judaism, but Judaism on Christianity [ο’ γα` ρ
Χριστιανισμο´ς ου’κ ει’ς ’Ιουδαι _σμο` ν ε’πι´στευσεν, α’ λλ’ ’Ιουδαι _σμο` ς
ει’ς Χριστιανισμο´ν], and every tongue believing on God was brought together in it.