*h*r*w*n*o*s *a*l*e*x*a*n*d*r*e*w*s <lb n="proem,1t"/>*p*n*e*u*m*a*t*i*k*w*n <lb n="proem,2t"/>*p*r*w*t*o*n<lb n="proem,3t"/></s></p>

<p n="1" type="main"> <s id="id.000001a">*th=s pneumatikh=s pragmatei/as spoudh=s h)ciwme/nhs <lb n="proem,1"/>pro\s tw=n palaiw=n filoso/fwn te kai\ mhxanikw=n, tw=n <lb n="proem,2"/>me\n logikw=s th\n du/namin au)th=s a)podedwko/twn, tw=n <lb n="proem,3"/>de\ kai\ di' au)th=s th=s tw=n ai)sqhtw=n e)nergei/as, a)nag&shy;<lb n="proem,4"/>kai=on u(pa/rxein nomi/zomen kai\ au)toi\ ta\ paradoqe/nta <lb n="proem,5"/>u(po\ tw=n a)rxai/wn ei)s ta/cin a)gagei=n, kai\ a(\ h(mei=s de\ <lb n="proem,6"/>proseurh/kamen ei)sqe/sqai: ou(/tws ga\r tou\s meta\ tau=ta <lb n="proem,7"/>e)n toi=s maqh/masin a)nastre/fesqai boulome/nous w)fe&shy;<lb n="proem,8"/>lei=sqai sumbh/setai. </s> <s id="id.000002">a)ko/louqon de\ ei)=nai nomi/santes <lb n="proem,9"/>th=| tw=n u(dri/wn w(roskopei/wn e(/cei, h(/tis h(mi=n e)n te/ssarsi <lb n="proem,10"/>bibli/ois proanage/graptai, tau/thn sunexh= u(pa/rxein <lb n="proem,11"/>gra/fomen kai\ peri\ au)th=s, w(s proei/rhtai: dia\ ga\r sum&shy;<lb n="proem,12"/>plokh=s a)e/ros kai\ puro\s kai\ u(/datos kai\ gh=s kai\ tw=n <lb n="proem,13"/>triw=n stoixei/wn h)\ kai\ tw=n tessa/rwn sumplekome/nwn <lb n="proem,14"/>poiki/lai diaqe/seis e)nergou=ntai, ai( me\n a)nagkaiota/tas <lb n="proem,15"/>tw=| bi/w| tou/tw| xrei/as pare/xousai, ai( de\ e)kplhktiko/n <lb n="proem,16"/>tina qaumasmo\n e)pideiknu/menai. <lb n="proem,17"/>