Anf-01 viii.iv.xxii Pg 2 And again by Jeremiah: ‘Collect your flesh, and sacrifices, and eat: for concerning neither sacrifices nor libations did I command your fathers in the day in which I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt.’2002
Amos v. 18 to end, Amos vi. 1–7.
Anf-03 iv.ix.x Pg 56 For that you would do thus at the beginning of the first month of your new (years) even Moses prophesied, when he was foretelling that all the community of the sons of Israel was1359
See Amos viii. 9, 10 (especially in the LXX.).
1359 Oehler’s “esset” appears to be a mistake for “esse.” to immolate at eventide a lamb, and were to eat1360
1360 The change from singular to plural is due to the Latin, not to the translator. this solemn sacrifice of this day (that is, of the passover of unleavened bread) with bitterness;” and added that “it was the passover of the Lord,”1361
Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxix Pg 13 etc. And that you may not suppose that these predictions refer to such sufferings as await them from so many wars with strangers,5026
Zech. ix. 15, 16 (Septuagint).
5026 Allophylis. consider the nature (of the sufferings). In a prophecy of wars which were to be waged with legitimate arms, no one would think of enumerating stones as weapons, which are better known in popular crowds and unarmed tumults. Nobody measures the copious streams of blood which flow in war by bowlfuls, nor limits it to what is shed upon a single altar. No one gives the name of sheep to those who fall in battle with arms in hand, and while repelling force with force, but only to those who are slain, yielding themselves up in their own place of duty and with patience, rather than fighting in self-defence. In short, as he says, “they roll as sacred stones,” and not like soldiers fight. Stones are they, even foundation stones, upon which we are ourselves edified—“built,” as St. Paul says, “upon the foundation of the apostles,”5027
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 24
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Isa 5:11,12 Ps 69:12 Ec 9:7 Am 6:5-7; 8:3,10 Zec 9:15 Eph 5:18,19