Anf-01 ix.viii.xxxiv Pg 3 It was not for nothing that Naaman of old, when suffering from leprosy, was purified upon his being baptized, but [it served] as an indication to us. For as we are lepers in sin, we are made clean, by means of the sacred water and the invocation of the Lord, from our old transgressions; being spiritually regenerated as new-born babes, even as the Lord has declared: “Except a man be born again through water and the Spirit, he shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”4856
2 Kings v. 14.
Anf-03 v.iv.v.ix Pg 17 this fact contributes nothing to the distinction of Christ, as if he were in this way the better one for cleansing this Israelite leper, although a stranger to him, whom his own Lord had been unable to cleanse. The cleansing of the Syrian rather3726
Compare 2 Kings v. 9–; 14 with Luke iv. 27.
3726 Facilius—rather than of Israelites. was significant throughout the nations of the world3727
3727 Per Nationes. [Bishop Andrewes thus classifies the “Sins of the Nations,” as Tertullian’s idea seems to have suggested: (1) Pride, Amorite; (2) Envy, Hittite; (3) Wrath, Perizzite; (4) Gluttony, Girgashite; (5) Lechery, Hivite; (6) Covetousness, Canaanite; (7) Sloth, Jebusite.] of their own cleansing in Christ their light,3728
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 20
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1Sa 4:1; 29:1 2Ki 13:17