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  • PARALLEL HISTORY BIBLE - 1 Samuel 10:1


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    LXX- Greek Septuagint - 1 Samuel 10:1

    και 2532 ελαβεν 2983 5627 σαμουηλ 4545 τον 3588 φακον του 3588 ελαιου 1637 και 2532 επεχεεν επι 1909 την 3588 κεφαλην 2776 αυτου 847 και 2532 εφιλησεν αυτον 846 και 2532 ειπεν 2036 5627 αυτω 846 ουχι 3780 κεχρικεν σε 4571 κυριος 2962 εις 1519 αρχοντα 758 επι 1909 τον 3588 λαον 2992 αυτου 847 επι 1909 ισραηλ 2474 και 2532 συ 4771 αρξεις εν 1722 1520 λαω 2992 κυριου 2962 και 2532 συ 4771 σωσεις 4982 5692 αυτον 846 εκ 1537 χειρος 5495 εχθρων 2190 αυτου 847 κυκλοθεν 2943 και 2532 τουτο 5124 σοι 4671 4674 το 3588 σημειον 4592 οτι 3754 εχρισεν 5548 5656 σε 4571 κυριος 2962 επι 1909 κληρονομιαν 2817 αυτου 847 εις 1519 αρχοντα 758

    Douay Rheims Bible

    And Samuel took a little vial of
    oil and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said: Behold, the Lord hath anointed thee to be prince over his inheritance, and thou shalt deliver his people out of the hands of their enemies, that are round about them. And this shall be a sign unto thee, that God hath anointed thee to be prince.

    King James Bible - 1 Samuel 10:1

    Then Samuel took a vial of
    oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance?

    World English Bible

    Then Samuel took the vial of
    oil, and poured it on his head, and kissed him, and said, "Isn't it that Yahweh has anointed you to be prince over his inheritance?

    Early Church Father Links

    Anf-05 iii.iii.iii.v Pg 22, Npnf-211 iv.iii.iv.xxv Pg 3

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    1Samuel 10:1

    Early Christian Commentary - (A.D. 100 - A.D. 325)

    Anf-01 ix.vi.xxi Pg 36
    Num. xii. 8.

    But Moses desired to see Him openly who was speaking with him, and was thus addressed: “Stand in the deep place of the rock, and with My hand I will cover thee. But when My splendour shall pass by, then thou shalt see My back parts, but My face thou shalt not see: for no man sees My face, and shall live.”4090

    4090


    Anf-03 iv.ix.ix Pg 51
    Comp. Num. xii. 5–8.

    For God the Father none ever saw, and lived.1295

    1295


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxii Pg 55
    Num. xii. 6–8.

    Now, although Marcion has denied4372

    4372 Noluit.

    that he is here represented as speaking with the Lord, but only as standing, yet, inasmuch as he stood “mouth to mouth,” he must also have stood “face to face” with him, to use his words,4373

    4373 It is difficult to see what this inquit means.

    not far from him, in His very glory—not to say,4374

    4374 Nedum.

    in His presence. And with this glory he went away enlightened from Christ, just as he used to do from the Creator; as then to dazzle the eyes of the children of Israel, so now to smite those of the blinded Marcion, who has failed to see how this argument also makes against him.


    Anf-03 v.ix.xiv Pg 9
    Num. xii. 6–8.

    as the apostle also expresses it, “Now we see through a glass, darkly (or enigmatically), but then face to face.”7927

    7927


    Anf-01 ix.vii.xv Pg 3
    Gen. ix. 5, 6, LXX.

    and again, “Whosoever will shed man’s blood,4565

    4565 One of the mss. reads here: Sanguis pro sanguine ejus effundetur.

    it shall be shed for his blood.” In like manner, too, did the Lord say to those who should afterwards shed His blood, “All righteous blood shall be required which is shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias the son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.”4566

    4566


    Anf-03 v.viii.xxviii Pg 8
    Gen. ix. 5.

    Now nothing is required except that which is demanded back again, and nothing is thus demanded except that which is to be given up; and that will of course be given up, which shall be demanded and required on the ground of vengeance. But indeed there cannot possibly be punishment of that which never had any existence. Existence, however, it will have, when it is restored in order to be punished. To the flesh, therefore, applies everything which is declared respecting the blood, for without the flesh there cannot be blood. The flesh will be raised up in order that the blood may be punished.  There are, again, some statements (of Scripture) so plainly made as to be free from all obscurity of allegory, and yet they strongly require7487

    7487 Sitiant.

    their very simplicity to be interpreted.  There is, for instance, that passage in Isaiah: “I will kill, and I will make alive.”7488

    7488


    Anf-03 v.viii.xxxix Pg 9
    Gen. ix. 5, 6.

    He declared it then to be of such a character as the Pharisees had admitted it, and such as the Lord had Himself maintained it, and such too as the Sadducees refused to believe it—such refusal leading them indeed to an absolute rejection of the whole verity. Nor had the Athenians previously understood Paul to announce any other resurrection.7542

    7542


    Anf-01 ix.vii.xv Pg 3
    Gen. ix. 5, 6, LXX.

    and again, “Whosoever will shed man’s blood,4565

    4565 One of the mss. reads here: Sanguis pro sanguine ejus effundetur.

    it shall be shed for his blood.” In like manner, too, did the Lord say to those who should afterwards shed His blood, “All righteous blood shall be required which is shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias the son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.”4566

    4566


    Anf-01 v.xv.ii Pg 6
    Gen. v. 1, Gen. ix. 6.

    And that [the Son of God] was to be made man [Moses shows when] he says, “A prophet shall the Lord raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me.”1223

    1223


    Anf-03 v.viii.xxxix Pg 9
    Gen. ix. 5, 6.

    He declared it then to be of such a character as the Pharisees had admitted it, and such as the Lord had Himself maintained it, and such too as the Sadducees refused to believe it—such refusal leading them indeed to an absolute rejection of the whole verity. Nor had the Athenians previously understood Paul to announce any other resurrection.7542

    7542


    Anf-03 iv.iv.xv Pg 6
    See Gen. i. 26, 27; ix. 6; and comp. 1 Cor. xi. 7.

    to God; so as to render to Cæsar indeed money, to God yourself. Otherwise, what will be God’s, if all things are Cæsar’s? “Then,” do you say, “the lamps before my doors, and the laurels on my posts are an honour to God?” They are there of course, not because they are an honour to God, but to him who is honour in God’s stead by ceremonial observances of that kind, so far as is manifest, saving the religious performance, which is in secret appertaining to demons. For we ought to be sure if there are any whose notice it escapes through ignorance of this world’s literature, that there are among the Romans even gods of entrances; Cardea (Hinge-goddess), called after hinges, and Forculus (Door-god) after doors, and Limentinus (Threshold-god) after the threshold, and Janus himself (Gate-god) after the gate: and of course we know that, though names be empty and feigned, yet, when they are drawn down into superstition, demons and every unclean spirit seize them for themselves, through the bond of consecration. Otherwise demons have no name individually, but they there find a name where they find also a token. Among the Greeks likewise we read of Apollo Thyræus, i.e. of the door, and the Antelii, or Anthelii, demons, as presiders over entrances. These things, therefore, the Holy Spirit foreseeing from the beginning, fore-chanted, through the most ancient prophet Enoch, that even entrances would come into superstitious use. For we see too that other entrances280

    280 The word is the same as that for “the mouth” of a river, etc. Hence Oehler supposes the “entrances” or “mouths” here referred to to be the mouths of fountains, where nymphs were supposed to dwell. Nympha is supposed to be the same word as Lympha. See Hor. Sat. i. 5, 97; and Macleane’s note.

    are adored in the baths. But if there are beings which are adored in entrances, it is to them that both the lamps and the laurels will pertain. To an idol you will have done whatever you shall have done to an entrance. In this place I call a witness on the authority also of God; because it is not safe to suppress whatever may have been shown to one, of course for the sake of all. I know that a brother was severely chastised, the same night, through a vision, because on the sudden announcement of public rejoicings his servants had wreathed his gates.  And yet himself had not wreathed, or commanded them to be wreathed; for he had gone forth from home before, and on his return had reprehended the deed.  So strictly are we appraised with God in matters of this kind, even with regard to the discipline of our family.281

    281 [He seems to refer to some Providential event, perhaps announced in a dream, not necessarily out of the course of common occurrences.]

    Therefore, as to what relates to the honours due to kings or emperors, we have a prescript sufficient, that it behoves us to be in all obedience, according to the apostle’s precept,282

    282


    Anf-03 v.iv.ii.xxix Pg 12
    Lev. xx. 10, 13, 15.

    Now, if any limitation is set to marrying—such as the spiritual rule,2683

    2683 Ratio.

    which prescribes but one marriage under the Christian obedience,2684

    2684 In fide. Tertullian uses (De Pud. 18) “ante fidem” as synonymous with ante baptismum; similarly “post fidem.”

    maintained by the authority of the Paraclete,2685

    2685 [Bad as this is, does it argue the lapse of our author as at this time complete?]

    —it will be His prerogative to fix the limit Who had once been diffuse in His permission; His to gather, Who once scattered; His to cut down the tree, Who planted it; His to reap the harvest, Who sowed the seed; His to declare, “It remaineth that they who have wives be as though they had none,”2686

    2686


    Npnf-201 iii.vi.iv Pg 15


    Anf-01 ix.vi.xxi Pg 36
    Num. xii. 8.

    But Moses desired to see Him openly who was speaking with him, and was thus addressed: “Stand in the deep place of the rock, and with My hand I will cover thee. But when My splendour shall pass by, then thou shalt see My back parts, but My face thou shalt not see: for no man sees My face, and shall live.”4090

    4090


    Anf-03 iv.ix.ix Pg 51
    Comp. Num. xii. 5–8.

    For God the Father none ever saw, and lived.1295

    1295


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxii Pg 55
    Num. xii. 6–8.

    Now, although Marcion has denied4372

    4372 Noluit.

    that he is here represented as speaking with the Lord, but only as standing, yet, inasmuch as he stood “mouth to mouth,” he must also have stood “face to face” with him, to use his words,4373

    4373 It is difficult to see what this inquit means.

    not far from him, in His very glory—not to say,4374

    4374 Nedum.

    in His presence. And with this glory he went away enlightened from Christ, just as he used to do from the Creator; as then to dazzle the eyes of the children of Israel, so now to smite those of the blinded Marcion, who has failed to see how this argument also makes against him.


    Anf-03 v.ix.xiv Pg 9
    Num. xii. 6–8.

    as the apostle also expresses it, “Now we see through a glass, darkly (or enigmatically), but then face to face.”7927

    7927


    Anf-01 ix.vii.xv Pg 3
    Gen. ix. 5, 6, LXX.

    and again, “Whosoever will shed man’s blood,4565

    4565 One of the mss. reads here: Sanguis pro sanguine ejus effundetur.

    it shall be shed for his blood.” In like manner, too, did the Lord say to those who should afterwards shed His blood, “All righteous blood shall be required which is shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias the son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.”4566

    4566


    Anf-03 v.viii.xxviii Pg 8
    Gen. ix. 5.

    Now nothing is required except that which is demanded back again, and nothing is thus demanded except that which is to be given up; and that will of course be given up, which shall be demanded and required on the ground of vengeance. But indeed there cannot possibly be punishment of that which never had any existence. Existence, however, it will have, when it is restored in order to be punished. To the flesh, therefore, applies everything which is declared respecting the blood, for without the flesh there cannot be blood. The flesh will be raised up in order that the blood may be punished.  There are, again, some statements (of Scripture) so plainly made as to be free from all obscurity of allegory, and yet they strongly require7487

    7487 Sitiant.

    their very simplicity to be interpreted.  There is, for instance, that passage in Isaiah: “I will kill, and I will make alive.”7488

    7488


    Anf-03 v.viii.xxxix Pg 9
    Gen. ix. 5, 6.

    He declared it then to be of such a character as the Pharisees had admitted it, and such as the Lord had Himself maintained it, and such too as the Sadducees refused to believe it—such refusal leading them indeed to an absolute rejection of the whole verity. Nor had the Athenians previously understood Paul to announce any other resurrection.7542

    7542


    Anf-01 ix.vii.xv Pg 3
    Gen. ix. 5, 6, LXX.

    and again, “Whosoever will shed man’s blood,4565

    4565 One of the mss. reads here: Sanguis pro sanguine ejus effundetur.

    it shall be shed for his blood.” In like manner, too, did the Lord say to those who should afterwards shed His blood, “All righteous blood shall be required which is shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias the son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.”4566

    4566


    Anf-01 v.xv.ii Pg 6
    Gen. v. 1, Gen. ix. 6.

    And that [the Son of God] was to be made man [Moses shows when] he says, “A prophet shall the Lord raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me.”1223

    1223


    Anf-03 v.viii.xxxix Pg 9
    Gen. ix. 5, 6.

    He declared it then to be of such a character as the Pharisees had admitted it, and such as the Lord had Himself maintained it, and such too as the Sadducees refused to believe it—such refusal leading them indeed to an absolute rejection of the whole verity. Nor had the Athenians previously understood Paul to announce any other resurrection.7542

    7542


    Anf-03 iv.iv.xv Pg 6
    See Gen. i. 26, 27; ix. 6; and comp. 1 Cor. xi. 7.

    to God; so as to render to Cæsar indeed money, to God yourself. Otherwise, what will be God’s, if all things are Cæsar’s? “Then,” do you say, “the lamps before my doors, and the laurels on my posts are an honour to God?” They are there of course, not because they are an honour to God, but to him who is honour in God’s stead by ceremonial observances of that kind, so far as is manifest, saving the religious performance, which is in secret appertaining to demons. For we ought to be sure if there are any whose notice it escapes through ignorance of this world’s literature, that there are among the Romans even gods of entrances; Cardea (Hinge-goddess), called after hinges, and Forculus (Door-god) after doors, and Limentinus (Threshold-god) after the threshold, and Janus himself (Gate-god) after the gate: and of course we know that, though names be empty and feigned, yet, when they are drawn down into superstition, demons and every unclean spirit seize them for themselves, through the bond of consecration. Otherwise demons have no name individually, but they there find a name where they find also a token. Among the Greeks likewise we read of Apollo Thyræus, i.e. of the door, and the Antelii, or Anthelii, demons, as presiders over entrances. These things, therefore, the Holy Spirit foreseeing from the beginning, fore-chanted, through the most ancient prophet Enoch, that even entrances would come into superstitious use. For we see too that other entrances280

    280 The word is the same as that for “the mouth” of a river, etc. Hence Oehler supposes the “entrances” or “mouths” here referred to to be the mouths of fountains, where nymphs were supposed to dwell. Nympha is supposed to be the same word as Lympha. See Hor. Sat. i. 5, 97; and Macleane’s note.

    are adored in the baths. But if there are beings which are adored in entrances, it is to them that both the lamps and the laurels will pertain. To an idol you will have done whatever you shall have done to an entrance. In this place I call a witness on the authority also of God; because it is not safe to suppress whatever may have been shown to one, of course for the sake of all. I know that a brother was severely chastised, the same night, through a vision, because on the sudden announcement of public rejoicings his servants had wreathed his gates.  And yet himself had not wreathed, or commanded them to be wreathed; for he had gone forth from home before, and on his return had reprehended the deed.  So strictly are we appraised with God in matters of this kind, even with regard to the discipline of our family.281

    281 [He seems to refer to some Providential event, perhaps announced in a dream, not necessarily out of the course of common occurrences.]

    Therefore, as to what relates to the honours due to kings or emperors, we have a prescript sufficient, that it behoves us to be in all obedience, according to the apostle’s precept,282

    282


    Anf-03 v.iv.ii.xxix Pg 12
    Lev. xx. 10, 13, 15.

    Now, if any limitation is set to marrying—such as the spiritual rule,2683

    2683 Ratio.

    which prescribes but one marriage under the Christian obedience,2684

    2684 In fide. Tertullian uses (De Pud. 18) “ante fidem” as synonymous with ante baptismum; similarly “post fidem.”

    maintained by the authority of the Paraclete,2685

    2685 [Bad as this is, does it argue the lapse of our author as at this time complete?]

    —it will be His prerogative to fix the limit Who had once been diffuse in His permission; His to gather, Who once scattered; His to cut down the tree, Who planted it; His to reap the harvest, Who sowed the seed; His to declare, “It remaineth that they who have wives be as though they had none,”2686

    2686


    Anf-01 ix.vi.xxi Pg 36
    Num. xii. 8.

    But Moses desired to see Him openly who was speaking with him, and was thus addressed: “Stand in the deep place of the rock, and with My hand I will cover thee. But when My splendour shall pass by, then thou shalt see My back parts, but My face thou shalt not see: for no man sees My face, and shall live.”4090

    4090


    Anf-03 iv.ix.ix Pg 51
    Comp. Num. xii. 5–8.

    For God the Father none ever saw, and lived.1295

    1295


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxii Pg 55
    Num. xii. 6–8.

    Now, although Marcion has denied4372

    4372 Noluit.

    that he is here represented as speaking with the Lord, but only as standing, yet, inasmuch as he stood “mouth to mouth,” he must also have stood “face to face” with him, to use his words,4373

    4373 It is difficult to see what this inquit means.

    not far from him, in His very glory—not to say,4374

    4374 Nedum.

    in His presence. And with this glory he went away enlightened from Christ, just as he used to do from the Creator; as then to dazzle the eyes of the children of Israel, so now to smite those of the blinded Marcion, who has failed to see how this argument also makes against him.


    Anf-03 v.ix.xiv Pg 9
    Num. xii. 6–8.

    as the apostle also expresses it, “Now we see through a glass, darkly (or enigmatically), but then face to face.”7927

    7927


    Anf-01 ix.vi.xxvii Pg 23
    1 Sam. xii. 3.

    And when the people had said to him, “Thou hast not tyrannized, neither hast thou oppressed us neither hast thou taken ought of any man’s hand,” he called the Lord to witness, saying, “The Lord is witness, and His Anointed is witness this day, that ye have not found ought in my hand. And they said to him, He is witness.” In this strain also the Apostle Paul, inasmuch as he had a good conscience, said to the Corinthians: “For we are not as many, who corrupt the Word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ;”4168

    4168


    Anf-01 ix.vi.xxi Pg 36
    Num. xii. 8.

    But Moses desired to see Him openly who was speaking with him, and was thus addressed: “Stand in the deep place of the rock, and with My hand I will cover thee. But when My splendour shall pass by, then thou shalt see My back parts, but My face thou shalt not see: for no man sees My face, and shall live.”4090

    4090


    Anf-03 iv.ix.ix Pg 51
    Comp. Num. xii. 5–8.

    For God the Father none ever saw, and lived.1295

    1295


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxii Pg 55
    Num. xii. 6–8.

    Now, although Marcion has denied4372

    4372 Noluit.

    that he is here represented as speaking with the Lord, but only as standing, yet, inasmuch as he stood “mouth to mouth,” he must also have stood “face to face” with him, to use his words,4373

    4373 It is difficult to see what this inquit means.

    not far from him, in His very glory—not to say,4374

    4374 Nedum.

    in His presence. And with this glory he went away enlightened from Christ, just as he used to do from the Creator; as then to dazzle the eyes of the children of Israel, so now to smite those of the blinded Marcion, who has failed to see how this argument also makes against him.


    Anf-03 v.ix.xiv Pg 9
    Num. xii. 6–8.

    as the apostle also expresses it, “Now we see through a glass, darkly (or enigmatically), but then face to face.”7927

    7927


    Anf-01 ix.vii.xv Pg 3
    Gen. ix. 5, 6, LXX.

    and again, “Whosoever will shed man’s blood,4565

    4565 One of the mss. reads here: Sanguis pro sanguine ejus effundetur.

    it shall be shed for his blood.” In like manner, too, did the Lord say to those who should afterwards shed His blood, “All righteous blood shall be required which is shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias the son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.”4566

    4566


    Anf-03 v.viii.xxviii Pg 8
    Gen. ix. 5.

    Now nothing is required except that which is demanded back again, and nothing is thus demanded except that which is to be given up; and that will of course be given up, which shall be demanded and required on the ground of vengeance. But indeed there cannot possibly be punishment of that which never had any existence. Existence, however, it will have, when it is restored in order to be punished. To the flesh, therefore, applies everything which is declared respecting the blood, for without the flesh there cannot be blood. The flesh will be raised up in order that the blood may be punished.  There are, again, some statements (of Scripture) so plainly made as to be free from all obscurity of allegory, and yet they strongly require7487

    7487 Sitiant.

    their very simplicity to be interpreted.  There is, for instance, that passage in Isaiah: “I will kill, and I will make alive.”7488

    7488


    Anf-03 v.viii.xxxix Pg 9
    Gen. ix. 5, 6.

    He declared it then to be of such a character as the Pharisees had admitted it, and such as the Lord had Himself maintained it, and such too as the Sadducees refused to believe it—such refusal leading them indeed to an absolute rejection of the whole verity. Nor had the Athenians previously understood Paul to announce any other resurrection.7542

    7542


    Anf-01 ix.vii.xv Pg 3
    Gen. ix. 5, 6, LXX.

    and again, “Whosoever will shed man’s blood,4565

    4565 One of the mss. reads here: Sanguis pro sanguine ejus effundetur.

    it shall be shed for his blood.” In like manner, too, did the Lord say to those who should afterwards shed His blood, “All righteous blood shall be required which is shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias the son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.”4566

    4566


    Anf-01 v.xv.ii Pg 6
    Gen. v. 1, Gen. ix. 6.

    And that [the Son of God] was to be made man [Moses shows when] he says, “A prophet shall the Lord raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me.”1223

    1223


    Anf-03 v.viii.xxxix Pg 9
    Gen. ix. 5, 6.

    He declared it then to be of such a character as the Pharisees had admitted it, and such as the Lord had Himself maintained it, and such too as the Sadducees refused to believe it—such refusal leading them indeed to an absolute rejection of the whole verity. Nor had the Athenians previously understood Paul to announce any other resurrection.7542

    7542


    Anf-03 iv.iv.xv Pg 6
    See Gen. i. 26, 27; ix. 6; and comp. 1 Cor. xi. 7.

    to God; so as to render to Cæsar indeed money, to God yourself. Otherwise, what will be God’s, if all things are Cæsar’s? “Then,” do you say, “the lamps before my doors, and the laurels on my posts are an honour to God?” They are there of course, not because they are an honour to God, but to him who is honour in God’s stead by ceremonial observances of that kind, so far as is manifest, saving the religious performance, which is in secret appertaining to demons. For we ought to be sure if there are any whose notice it escapes through ignorance of this world’s literature, that there are among the Romans even gods of entrances; Cardea (Hinge-goddess), called after hinges, and Forculus (Door-god) after doors, and Limentinus (Threshold-god) after the threshold, and Janus himself (Gate-god) after the gate: and of course we know that, though names be empty and feigned, yet, when they are drawn down into superstition, demons and every unclean spirit seize them for themselves, through the bond of consecration. Otherwise demons have no name individually, but they there find a name where they find also a token. Among the Greeks likewise we read of Apollo Thyræus, i.e. of the door, and the Antelii, or Anthelii, demons, as presiders over entrances. These things, therefore, the Holy Spirit foreseeing from the beginning, fore-chanted, through the most ancient prophet Enoch, that even entrances would come into superstitious use. For we see too that other entrances280

    280 The word is the same as that for “the mouth” of a river, etc. Hence Oehler supposes the “entrances” or “mouths” here referred to to be the mouths of fountains, where nymphs were supposed to dwell. Nympha is supposed to be the same word as Lympha. See Hor. Sat. i. 5, 97; and Macleane’s note.

    are adored in the baths. But if there are beings which are adored in entrances, it is to them that both the lamps and the laurels will pertain. To an idol you will have done whatever you shall have done to an entrance. In this place I call a witness on the authority also of God; because it is not safe to suppress whatever may have been shown to one, of course for the sake of all. I know that a brother was severely chastised, the same night, through a vision, because on the sudden announcement of public rejoicings his servants had wreathed his gates.  And yet himself had not wreathed, or commanded them to be wreathed; for he had gone forth from home before, and on his return had reprehended the deed.  So strictly are we appraised with God in matters of this kind, even with regard to the discipline of our family.281

    281 [He seems to refer to some Providential event, perhaps announced in a dream, not necessarily out of the course of common occurrences.]

    Therefore, as to what relates to the honours due to kings or emperors, we have a prescript sufficient, that it behoves us to be in all obedience, according to the apostle’s precept,282

    282


    Anf-03 v.iv.ii.xxix Pg 12
    Lev. xx. 10, 13, 15.

    Now, if any limitation is set to marrying—such as the spiritual rule,2683

    2683 Ratio.

    which prescribes but one marriage under the Christian obedience,2684

    2684 In fide. Tertullian uses (De Pud. 18) “ante fidem” as synonymous with ante baptismum; similarly “post fidem.”

    maintained by the authority of the Paraclete,2685

    2685 [Bad as this is, does it argue the lapse of our author as at this time complete?]

    —it will be His prerogative to fix the limit Who had once been diffuse in His permission; His to gather, Who once scattered; His to cut down the tree, Who planted it; His to reap the harvest, Who sowed the seed; His to declare, “It remaineth that they who have wives be as though they had none,”2686

    2686


    Anf-03 vi.iii.vii Pg 4
    See Ex. xxix. 7; Lev. viii. 12; Ps. cxxxiii. 2.

    Whence Aaron is called “Christ,”8595

    8595


    Anf-03 vi.iii.vii Pg 4
    See Ex. xxix. 7; Lev. viii. 12; Ps. cxxxiii. 2.

    Whence Aaron is called “Christ,”8595

    8595


    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 10

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    1Sa 2:10; 9:16; 16:13; 24:6; 26:11 2Ki 9:3-6 Ac 13:21 Re 5:8


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