Anf-03 v.iv.v.xli Pg 12 Of what Christ could the Jews have inquired5104
Luke xxii. 66, 67.
5104 Oehler’s admirable edition is also carefully printed for the most part, but surely his quæsisset must here be quæsissent. but their own? Why, therefore, did He not, even at that moment, declare to them the rival (Christ)? You reply, In order that He might be able to suffer. In other words, that this most excellent god might plunge men into crime, whom he was still keeping in ignorance. But even if he had told them, he would yet have to suffer. For he said, “If I tell you, ye will not believe.”5105
Anf-03 v.iv.v.xli Pg 14 And refusing to believe, they would have continued to insist on his death. And would he not even more probably still have had to suffer, if had announced himself as sent by the rival god, and as being, therefore, the enemy of the Creator? It was not, then, in order that He might suffer, that He at that critical moment refrained from proclaiming5106
Luke xxii. 67.
5106 Supersedit ostendere. Himself the other Christ, but because they wanted to extort a confession from His mouth, which they did not mean to believe even if He had given it to them, whereas it was their bounden duty to have acknowledged Him in consequence of His works, which were fulfilling their Scriptures. It was thus plainly His course to keep Himself at that moment unrevealed,5107
5107 i.e., not to answer that question of theirs. This seems to be the force of the perfect tense, “occultasse se.” because a spontaneous recognition was due to Him. But yet for all this, He with a solemn gesture5108
5108 He makes Jesus stretch forth His hand, porrigens manum inquit. says, “Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.”5109
Edersheim Bible History
Lifetimes x.xiii Pg 1.17, Lifetimes x.xiii Pg 99.1
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 22
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