Anf-01 ix.vi.xxii Pg 10 But in Christ every blessing [is summed up], and therefore the latter people has snatched away the blessings of the former from the Father, just as Jacob took away the blessing of this Esau. For which cause his brother suffered the plots and persecutions of a brother, just as the Church suffers this self-same thing from the Jews. In a foreign country were the twelve tribes born, the race of Israel, inasmuch as Christ was also, in a strange country, to generate the twelve-pillared foundation of the Church. Various coloured sheep were allotted to this Jacob as his wages; and the wages of Christ are human beings, who from various and diverse nations come together into one cohort of faith, as the Father promised Him, saying, “Ask of Me, and I will give Thee the heathen for Thine inheritance, the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession.”4121
John xix. 15.
Npnf-201 iii.vii.vii Pg 15
Anf-03 iv.ix.viii Pg 58 and, “If thou dismiss him, thou art not a friend of Cæsar;”1248
See Matt. xxvii. 24, 25, with John xix. 12 and Acts iii. 13.
Anf-01 ix.iii.xxiii Pg 21
Acts iii. 15.