Anf-01 vi.ii.xii Pg 3 Here again you have an intimation concerning the cross, and Him who should be crucified. <index subject1="Moses" title="144" id="vi.ii.xii-p3.2"/>Yet again He speaks of this1607
From some unknown apocryphal book. Hilgenfeld compares Hab. ii. 11.
1607 Cod. Sin. reads, “He speaks to Moses.” in Moses, when Israel was attacked by strangers. <index subject1="Christ" subject2="His sufferings" title="144" id="vi.ii.xii-p4.1"/>And that He might remind them, when assailed, that it was on account of their sins they were delivered to death, the Spirit speaks to the heart of Moses, that he should make a figure of the cross,1608
1608 Cod. Sin. omits “and.” and of Him about to suffer thereon; for unless they put their trust in Him, they shall be overcome for ever. Moses therefore placed one weapon above another in the midst of the hill,1609
1609 Cod. Sin. reads πυγμῆς, which must here be translated “heap” or “mass.” According to Hilgenfeld, however, πυγμή is here equivalent to πυγμαχία, “a fight.” The meaning would then be, that “Moses piled weapon upon weapon in the midst of the battle,” instead of “hill” (πήγης), as above.