Theodotus The Currier, Asserted That Christ Was Mere Man.
13. Theodotus the Currier, so called on account of his trade, was a native of Byzantium, and he, along with Artemon, asserted like Ebion and Cerinthus, that Christ was mere man. Besides this there was another Theodotus, called Argentarius, or the Banker, who taught that Melchisadech was Christ, or even greater than Christ, on account of that verse of the Psalms " Thou art a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchisadech;" and his followers were afterwards called Melchisadechites (21).
(21) N. Alex. loc. cit. ar. 10; Fleury,
HERESIES OF THE SECOND CENTURY. l.-Corpocrates. 2.- Valentine. 3.-Epiphanes. 4.-Prodicus. 5.-Tatian. 6.-Sevems. 7Cerdonius. 8.-Marcion. 9.-Apelles. 10Montanus. ll.-Cataphrigians, Artotirites, Peputians, Ascodrogites, Pattalorinchites. 12.-Bardesanes, 13.-Theodotus the Currier, Artemon, and Theodotus Argentarius. 14.-Hermogenes.
THE HISTORY OF HERESIES, AND THEIR REFUTATION.ST. ALPHONSUS M. LIGUORI,