Anf-01 viii.ii.xxxiii Pg 3—as they who have recorded all that concerns our Saviour Jesus Christ have taught, whom we believed, since by Isaiah also, whom we have now adduced, the Spirit of prophecy declared that He should be born as we intimated before. <index subject1="Christ Jesus" subject2="called the Word" title="174" id="viii.ii.xxxiii-p3.3"/>It is wrong, therefore, to understand the Spirit and the power of God as anything else than the Word, who is also the first-born of God, as the foresaid prophet Moses declared; and it was this which, when it came upon the virgin and overshadowed her, caused her to conceive, not by intercourse, but by power. And the name Jesus in the Hebrew language means Σωτήρ (Saviour) in the Greek tongue. Wherefore, too, the angel said to the virgin, “Thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.” And that the prophets are inspired1832
Luke i. 32; Matt. i. 21.
1832 θεοφοροῦνται, lit. are borne by a god—a word used of those who were supposed to be wholly under the influence of a deity. by no other than the Divine Word, even you, as I fancy, will grant.