Anf-02 vi.iv.ii.ix Pg 11.2
Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxi Pg 28—even with us, whose hope the Jews still entertain.4752
Deut. xxxii. 20, 21.
4752 Gerunt: although vainly at present (“jam vana in Judæis”—Oehler); Semler conjectures “gemunt, bewail.” But this hope the Lord says they should not realize;4753
4753 Gustaturos. “Sion being left as a cottage4754
4754 Specula, “a look-out;” σκηνή is the word in LXX. in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers,”4755
Anf-03 iv.iv.xx Pg 8 Whoever, therefore, honours an idol with the name of God, has fallen into idolatry. But if I speak of them as gods, something must be added to make it appear that I do not call them gods. For even the Scripture names “gods,” but adds “their,” viz. “of the nations:” just as David does when he had named “gods,” where he says, “But the gods of the nations are demons.”328
Because Scripture calls idols “vanities” and “vain things.” See 2 Kings xvii. 15, Ps. xxiv. 4, Isa. lix. 4, Deut. xxxii. 21, etc.
Anf-01 viii.ii.ix Pg 2 carving and cutting, casting and hammering, fashion the materials? And often out of vessels of dishonour, by merely changing the form, and making an image of the requisite shape, they make what they call a god; which we consider not only senseless, but to be even insulting to God, who, having ineffable glory and form, thus gets His name attached to things that are corruptible, and require constant service. And that the artificers of these are both intemperate, and, not to enter into particulars, are practised in every vice, you very well know; even their own girls who work along with them they corrupt. What infatuation! that dissolute men should be said to fashion and make gods for your worship, and that you should appoint such men the guardians of the temples where they are enshrined; not recognising that it is unlawful even to think or say that men are the guardians of gods.
[Isa. xliv. 9–20; Jer. x. 3.]