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  • PARALLEL HISTORY BIBLE - Genesis 21:1


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    LXX- Greek Septuagint - Genesis 21:1

    και 2532 κυριος 2962 επεσκεψατο 1980 5662 την 3588 σαρραν καθα 2505 ειπεν 2036 5627 και 2532 εποιησεν 4160 5656 κυριος 2962 τη 3588 σαρρα 4564 καθα 2505 ελαλησεν 2980 5656

    Douay Rheims Bible

    And the Lord visited Sara, as he had promised: and fulfilled what he had spoken.

    King James Bible - Genesis 21:1

    And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh visited Sarah as he had said, and Yahweh did to Sarah as he had spoken.

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    Npnf-105 xvi.vi.xxxv Pg 4, Npnf-108 ii.LXXVI Pg 6, Npnf-205 xii.iii Pg 24, Npnf-209 ii.v.ii.iv Pg 82

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    Genesis 21:1

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

    Anf-01 v.iii.ix Pg 12
    Gen. iii. 19.

    <index subject1="Luxury abjured" title="62" id="v.iii.ix-p12.2"/>But let every one of you keep the Sabbath after a spiritual manner, rejoicing in meditation on the law, not in relaxation of the body, admiring the workmanship of God, and not eating things prepared the day before, nor using lukewarm drinks, and walking within a prescribed space, nor finding delight in dancing and plaudits which have no sense in them.690

    690 Reference is here made to well-known Jewish opinions and practices with respect to the Sabbath. The Talmud fixes 2000 cubits as the space lawful to be traversed. Philo (De Therap.) refers to the dancing, etc.

    <index subject1="Lord’s day" title="62" id="v.iii.ix-p13.1"/>And after the observance of the Sabbath, let every friend of Christ keep the Lord’s Day as a festival, the resurrection-day, the queen and chief of all the days [of the week]. Looking forward to this, the prophet declared, “To the end, for the eighth day,”691

    691


    Anf-01 viii.vi.xxx Pg 4
    Gen. iii. 19.

    calls the lifeless body of Hector dumb clay. For in condemnation of Achilles dragging the corpse of Hector after death, he says somewhere:2580

    2580 Iliad, xxii.

    “On the dumb clay he cast indignity, Blinded with rage.”


    Anf-01 ix.vii.xvii Pg 2
    Gen. iii. 19.

    If then, after death, our bodies return to any other substance, it follows that from it also they have their substance. But if it be into this very [earth], it is manifest that it was also from it that man’s frame was created; as also the Lord clearly showed, when from this very substance He formed eyes for the man [to whom He gave sight]. And thus was the hand of God plainly shown forth, by which Adam was fashioned, and we too have been formed; and since there is one and the same Father, whose voice from the beginning even to the end is present with His handiwork, and the substance from which we were formed is plainly declared through the Gospel, we should therefore not seek after another Father besides Him, nor [look for] another substance from which we have been formed, besides what was mentioned beforehand, and shown forth by the Lord; nor another hand of God besides that which, from the beginning even to the end, forms us and prepares us for life, and is present with His handiwork, and perfects it after the image and likeness of God.


    Anf-01 ix.viii.xiv Pg 4
    Gen. iii. 19.

    as the true course of things proceeds [now and always]. Then again, if the serpent observed the woman not eating, how did he induce her to eat who never had eaten? And who pointed out to this accursed man-slaying serpent that the sentence of death pronounced against them by God would not take [immediate] effect, when He said, “For in the day that ye eat thereof, ye shall surely die?” And not this merely, but that along with the impunity4820

    4820 The Greek reads the barbarous word ἀθριξίᾳ, which Massuet thinks is a corruption of ἀθανασίᾳ, immortality. We have, however, followed the conjecture of Harvey, who would substitute ἀπληξίᾳ, which seems to agree better with the context.

    [attending their sin] the eyes of those should be opened who had not seen until then? But with the opening [of their eyes] referred to, they made entrance upon the path of death.


    Anf-03 v.iv.vi.ix Pg 11
    Gen. iii. 19. [“Was not said unto the Soul”—says our own Longfellow, in corresponding words.]

    That, therefore, which came from the ground shall return to the ground. Now that falls down which returns to the ground; and that rises again which falls down. “Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection.”5590

    5590


    Anf-03 v.v.xxxi Pg 15
    See Bible:Gen.4.10">Gen. ii. 21, 23; iii. 5, 19; iv. 10.

    and yet it never intimated that they had been created by God. What will Hermogenes have to answer? That the human limbs must belong to Matter, because they are not specially mentioned as objects of creation? Or are they included in the formation of man? In like manner, the deep and the darkness, and the spirit and the waters, were as members of the heaven and the earth. For in the bodies the limbs were made, in the bodies the limbs too were mentioned. No element but what is a member of that element in which it is contained. But all elements are contained in the heaven and the earth.


    Anf-03 v.viii.vi Pg 9
    Comp. chap. ii. etc.

    that are submissive to the bishop, to the presbytery, and to the deacons: may I have my portion with them from God! <index subject1="Works" subject2="good" title="95" id="v.viii.vi-p9.1"/><index subject1="Good deeds" title="95" id="v.viii.vi-p9.2"/>Labour together with one another; strive in company together; run together; suffer together; sleep together; and awake together, as the stewards, and associates,1106

    1106 Or, “assessors.”

    and servants of God. Please ye Him under whom ye fight, and from whom ye shall receive your wages. Let none of you be found a deserter. Let your baptism endure as your arms; your faith as your helmet; your love as your spear; your patience as a complete panoply. Let your works be the charge assigned to you, that you may obtain for them a most worthy1107

    1107 Literally, “worthy of God.”

    recompense. Be long-suffering, therefore, with one another, in meekness, and God shall be so with you. May I have joy of you for ever!1108

    1108 Comp. Ignatius’ Epistle to the Ephesians, chap. ii.



    Anf-03 v.viii.xviii Pg 10
    Gen. iii. 19.

    Even the man who has not heard the sentence, sees the fact. No death but is the ruin of our limbs. This destiny of the body the Lord also described, when, clothed as He was in its very substance, He said, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up again.”7389

    7389


    Anf-03 v.viii.xxvi Pg 3
    Gen. iii. 19.

    In respect, of course, to his fleshly substance, which had been taken out of the ground, and which was the first to receive the name of man, as we have already shown,7462

    7462 See above, ch. v.

    does not this passage give one instruction to interpret in relation to the flesh also whatever of wrath or of grace God has determined for the earth, because, strictly speaking, the earth is not exposed to His judgment, since it has never done any good or evil? “Cursed,” no doubt, it was, for it drank the blood of man;7463

    7463


    Anf-03 v.viii.lii Pg 14
    Gen. iii. 19.

    because it was taken out of the earth.  And it was from this circumstance that the apostle borrowed his phrase of the flesh being “sown,” since it returns to the ground, and the ground is the grand depository for seeds which are meant to be deposited in it, and again sought out of it. And therefore he confirms the passage afresh, by putting on it the impress (of his own inspired authority), saying, “For so it is written;”7686

    7686


    Anf-01 viii.iv.lix Pg 4
    Ex. iii. 16.

    In addition to these words, I went on: “Have you perceived, sirs, that this very God whom Moses speaks of as an Angel that talked to him in the flame of fire, declares to


    Anf-02 vi.iv.ii.v Pg 3.1


    Anf-03 vi.iv.iii Pg 3
    Ex. iii. 13–16.

    To us it has been revealed in the Son, for the Son is now the Father’s new name. “I am come,” saith He, “in the Father’s name;”8774

    8774


    Anf-02 vi.iv.iii Pg 147.1


    Anf-02 vi.iv.iii Pg 147.1


    Anf-03 iv.ix.iii Pg 3
    See Gen. xii.–xv. compared with xvii. and Rom. iv.

    nor yet did he observe the Sabbath. For he had “accepted”1163

    1163


    Anf-03 vi.vii.xiv Pg 4
    Job. See Job 1; 2" id="vi.vii.xiv-p4.1" parsed="|Job|1|0|0|0;|Job|2|0|0|0" osisRef="Bible:Job.1 Bible:Job.2">Job i. and ii.

    —whom neither the driving away of his cattle nor those riches of his in sheep, nor the sweeping away of his children in one swoop of ruin, nor, finally, the agony of his own body in (one universal) wound, estranged from the patience and the faith which he had plighted to the Lord; whom the devil smote with all his might in vain. For by all his pains he was not drawn away from his reverence for God; but he has been set up as an example and testimony to us, for the thorough accomplishment of patience as well in spirit as in flesh, as well in mind as in body; in order that we succumb neither to damages of our worldly goods, nor to losses of those who are dearest, nor even to bodily afflictions.  What a bier9171

    9171 “Feretrum”—for carrying trophies in a triumph, the bodies of the dead, and their effigies, etc.

    for the devil did God erect in the person of that hero! What a banner did He rear over the enemy of His glory, when, at every bitter message, that man uttered nothing out of his mouth but thanks to God, while he denounced his wife, now quite wearied with ills, and urging him to resort to crooked remedies! How did God smile,9172

    9172


    Anf-02 ii.ii.i Pg 14.1


    Anf-03 v.iv.iii.iv Pg 8
    Gen. i.

    not as if He were ignorant of the good until He saw it; but because it was good, He therefore saw it, and honoured it, and set His seal upon it; and consummated2745

    2745 Dispungens, i.e., examinans et probans et ita quasi consummans (Oehler).

    the goodness of His works by His vouchsafing to them that contemplation. Thus God blessed what He made good, in order that He might commend Himself to you as whole and perfect, good both in word and act.2746

    2746 This twofold virtue is very tersely expressed: “Sic et benedicebat quæ benefaciebat.”

    As yet the Word knew no malediction, because He was a stranger to malefaction.2747

    2747 This, the translator fears, is only a clumsy way of representing the terseness of our author’s “maledicere” and “malefacere.”

    We shall see what reasons required this also of God. Meanwhile the world consisted of all things good, plainly foreshowing how much good was preparing for him for whom all this was provided. Who indeed was so worthy of dwelling amongst the works of God, as he who was His own image and likeness? That image was wrought out by a goodness even more operative than its wont,2748

    2748 Bonitas et quidem operantior.

    with no imperious word, but with friendly hand preceded by an almost affable2749

    2749 Blandiente.

    utterance: “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”2750

    2750


    Anf-03 v.ix.xii Pg 9
    Gen. i. 6, 7.

    and God also said, “Let there be lights (in the firmament); and so God made a greater and a lesser light.”7901

    7901


    Anf-03 v.v.xxvi Pg 6
    Gen. i. 7.

    and called the firmament heaven,6370

    6370


    Anf-03 v.viii.xxviii Pg 4
    Ex. iv. 2–9.

    denoted the threefold power of God: when it shall, first, in the appointed order, subdue to man the old serpent, the devil,7483

    7483


    Anf-03 v.viii.xxviii Pg 7
    Comp. ver. 9.

    On this subject we read in the writings of the same prophet, (how that) God says:  “For your blood of your lives will I require of all wild beasts; and I will require it of the hand of man, and of his brother’s hand.”7486

    7486


    Anf-02 vi.iii.i.ix Pg 8.1


    Anf-01 ix.ii.xxx Pg 9
    Ex. xx. 5; Isa. xlv. 5, 6.

    Such are the falsehoods which these people invent.


    Anf-02 vi.iii.i.viii Pg 37.1


    Anf-02 vi.iii.iii.xii Pg 20.1


    Npnf-201 iii.xii.xi Pg 25


    Anf-02 vi.iii.i.ix Pg 70.2


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