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Once a Week (magazine)/Series 1/Volume 5/The congress at Rhinocorura

The Congress at Rhinocorura.—Epiphanius, the Greek father of the church, the same who forbade the reading of the writings of the far-famed Origenes, states (in his "Panarion Hæresium, 83"), that the first congress held about the division of the world was at Rhinocorura, where the three sons of Noah met, and divided amongst themselves all the countries of the globe, and which political act Noah afterwards confirmed in his will. The pious Philastrius (a contemporary of Epiphanius) goes still further, and counts the disbelief in the above division, and in its legitimacy, amongst the number of heresies: it is the 118th in his nomenclature.