Anf-01 viii.iv.ciii Pg 9 His heart and also His bones trembling; His heart being like wax melting in His belly:2349
Luke xxii. 44; 42.
2349 [Breast, rather. The (κοίλη) cavity of the nobler viscera.] in order that we may perceive that the Father wished His Son really2350
2350 Justin refers to the opinion of the Docetes, that Christ suffered in appearance merely, and not in reality. to undergo such sufferings for our sakes, and may not say that He, being the Son of God, did not feel what was happening to Him and inflicted on Him. Further, the expression, ‘My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue has cleaved to my throat,’ was a prediction, as I previously remarked, of that silence, when He who convicted all your teachers of being unwise returned no answer at all. die, i.e., by crucifixion. For the ‘horns of the, unicorns,’ I have already explained to you, are the figure of the cross only. And the prayer that His soul should be saved from the sword, and lion’s mouth, and hand of the dog, was a prayer that no one should take possession of His soul: so that, when we arrive at the end of life, we may ask the same petition from God, who is able to turn away every shameless evil angel from taking our souls. And that the souls survive, I have shown2353
2353 This demonstration is not given. [It could not be. The woman was herself frightened by the direct interposition of God. 1 Sam. xxviii. 12, 13.]