Anf-01 viii.ii.lx Pg 4 And when this was done, it is recorded that the serpents died, and it is handed down that the people thus escaped death. Which things Plato reading, and not accurately understanding, and not apprehending that it was the figure of the cross, but taking it to be a placing crosswise, he said that the power next to the first God was placed crosswise in the universe. And as to his speaking of a third, he did this because he read, as we said above, that which was spoken by Moses, “that the Spirit of God moved over the waters.” For he gives the second place to the Logos which is with God, who he said was placed crosswise in the universe; and the third place to the Spirit who was said to be borne upon the water, saying, “And the third around the third.”1892
Num. xxi. 8.
1892 Τὰ δὲ τρίτα περὶ τὸν τρίτον. And hear how the Spirit of prophecy signified through Moses that there should be a conflagration. He spoke thus: “Everlasting fire shall descend, and shall devour to the pit beneath.”1893
Anf-01 ix.vi.iii Pg 28 so to do, saying3828
Num. xxi. 8.
3828 This passage is quoted by Augustine, in his treatise on original sin, written to oppose Pelagius (lib. i. c. ii.), about 400 A.D. that men can be saved in no other way from the old wound of the serpent than by believing in Him who, in the likeness of sinful flesh, is lifted up from the earth upon the tree of martyrdom, and draws all things to Himself,3829
Anf-03 v.iv.iii.xiv Pg 7 Against young lads, too, did He send forth bears, for their irreverence to the prophet.2872
Num. xi. and xxi.
Anf-03 v.iv.iii.xxii Pg 6 I say nothing of what was figured by this cure.2967
Num. xxi. 8, 9.
Anf-01 v.vii.ii Pg 8
Num. xxi. 9; John iii. 14.