Anf-03 v.iv.v.xix Pg 3—that He might prove4185
Isa. xxxii. 9, 10. Quoted as usual, from the LXX.: Γυναῖκες πλούσιαι ἀνάστητε, καὶ ἀκούσατε τῆς φωνῆς μου· θυγατέρες ἐν ἐλπίδι εἰσακούσατε λόγους μου. ῾Ημέρας ἐνιαυτοῦ μνείαν ποιήσασθε ἐν ὀδύνῃ μετ᾽ ἐλπίδος.
4185 Ostenderet. them first as disciples, and then as assistants and helpers: “Daughters, hear my words in hope; this day of the year cherish the memory of, in labour with hope.” For it was “in labour” that they followed Him, and “with hope” did they minister to Him. On the subject of parables, let it suffice that it has been once for all shown that this kind of language4186
4186 Eloquii. was with equal distinctness promised by the Creator. But there is that direct mode of His speaking4187
4187 Pronunciatio. to the people—“Ye shall hear with the ear, but ye shall not understand”4188
Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxiv Pg 55 Down in hell, however, it was said concerning them: “They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them!”—even those who did not believe them or at least did not sincerely4856
See Isa. lii. 7, xxxiii. 14 (Sept.), and Amos ix. 6.
4856 Omnino. believe that after death there were punishments for the arrogance of wealth and the glory of luxury, announced indeed by Moses and the prophets, but decreed by that God, who deposes princes from their thrones, and raiseth up the poor from dunghills.4857
Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxiv Pg 49 Now, although this everlasting abode is promised, and the ascending stories (or steps) to heaven are built by the Creator, who further promises that the seed of Abraham shall be even as the stars of heaven, by virtue certainly of the heavenly promise, why may it not be possible,4850
Isa. xxxiii. 14–16, according to the Septuagint, which has but slight resemblance to the Hebrew.
4850 Cur non capiat. without any injury to that promise, that by Abraham’s bosom is meant some temporary receptacle of faithful souls, wherein is even now delineated an image of the future, and where is given some foresight of the glory4851
4851 Candida quædam prospiciatur: where candida is a noun substantive (see above, chap. vii. p. 353). of both judgments? If so, you have here, O heretics, during your present lifetime, a warning that Moses and the prophets declare one only God, the Creator, and His only Christ, and how that both awards of everlasting punishment and eternal salvation rest with Him, the one only God, who kills and who makes alive. Well, but the admonition, says Marcion, of our God from heaven has commanded us not to hear Moses and the prophets, but Christ; Hear Him is the command.4852
Anf-02 vi.iii.ii.vi Pg 14.1
Anf-02 vi.iv.ii.xiv Pg 5.1
Anf-02 vi.iv.iii Pg 13.1
Anf-02 vi.iv.iii Pg 144.1
Anf-02 vi.iv.v.v Pg 8.1
Anf-03 iv.ix.ii Pg 8 Thou shalt not kill; Thou shalt not commit adultery; Thou shalt not steal; False witness thou shalt not utter; Honour thy father and mother; and, That which is another’s, shalt thou not covet. For the primordial law was given to Adam and Eve in paradise, as the womb of all the precepts of God. In short, if they had loved the Lord their God, they would not have contravened His precept; if they had habitually loved their neighbour—that is, themselves1144
Deut. vi. 4, 5; Lev. xix. 18; comp. Matt. xxii. 34–40; Mark xii. 28–34; Luke x. 25–28; and for the rest, Ex. xx. 12–17; Deut. v. 16–21; Rom. xiii. 9.
1144 Semetipsos. ? Each other.—they would not have believed the persuasion of the serpent, and thus would not have committed murder upon themselves,1145
1145 Semetipsos. ? Each other. by falling1146
1146 Excidendo; or, perhaps, “by self-excision,” or “mutual excision.” from immortality, by contravening God’s precept; from theft also they would have abstained, if they had not stealthily tasted of the fruit of the tree, nor had been anxious to skulk beneath a tree to escape the view of the Lord their God; nor would they have been made partners with the falsehood-asseverating devil, by believing him that they would be “like God;” and thus they would not have offended God either, as their Father, who had fashioned them from clay of the earth, as out of the womb of a mother; if they had not coveted another’s, they would not have tasted of the unlawful fruit.