Anf-03 iv.ix.xiii Pg 56—that is, ever since we Gentiles, with our breast doubly enlightened through Christ’s truth, cast forth (let the Jews see it) our idols,—what follows has likewise been fulfilled. For “the Lord of Sabaoth hath taken away, among the Jews from Jerusalem,” among the other things named, “the wise architect” too,1433
See Isa. ii. 20.
Anf-03 v.iv.iv.xxiii Pg 3 in other words, from the time when he threw away his idols after the truth had been made clear by Christ. Consider whether what follows in the prophet has not received its fulfilment: “The Lord of hosts hath taken away from Judah and from Jerusalem, amongst other things, both the prophet and the wise artificer;”3417
Isa. ii. 20.
Anf-01 viii.viii.v Pg 3), that they can do all things, though they be but devils, as saith the Scripture, “The gods of the nations are devils,”2621
Ps. cxv. 5.
Anf-03 iv.vi.x Pg 4 By means of these organs, indeed, we are to enjoy flowers; but if he declares that those who make idols will be like them, they already are so who use anything after the style of idol adornings. “To the pure all things are pure: so, likewise, all things to the impure are impure;”411
Ps. cxv. 4–8.
Anf-03 iv.iv.iv Pg 8 And why should I, a man of limited memory, suggest anything further? Why recall anything more from the Scriptures? As if either the voice of the Holy Spirit were not sufficient; or else any further deliberation were needful, whether the Lord cursed and condemned by priority the artificers of those things, of which He curses and condemns the worshippers!
Ps. cxv. 8. In our version, “They that make them are like unto them.” Tertullian again agrees with the LXX.