Anf-01 ix.iv.xviii Pg 2 as I have already said. And again: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me.”3615
Isa. xi. 2.
Anf-01 ix.iv.xviii Pg 14 This Spirit, again, He did confer upon the Church, sending throughout all the world the Comforter from heaven, from whence also the Lord tells us that the devil, like lightning, was cast down.3625
Isa. xi. 2.
Anf-02 vi.iv.v.xv Pg 11.2
Anf-03 iv.ix.ix Pg 63 For to none of men was the universal aggregation of spiritual credentials appropriate, except to Christ; paralleled as He is to a “flower” by reason of glory, by reason of grace; but accounted “of the root of Jesse,” whence His origin is to be deduced,—to wit, through Mary.1306
See Isa. xi. 1, 2, especially in LXX.
Anf-03 v.iv.iv.xvii Pg 11 Now to no man, except Christ, would the diversity of spiritual proofs suitably apply. He is indeed like a flower for the Spirit’s grace, reckoned indeed of the stem of Jesse, but thence to derive His descent through Mary. Now I purposely demand of you, whether you grant to Him the destination3335
Isa. xi. 1, 2.
3335 Intentionem. of all this humiliation, and suffering, and tranquillity, from which He will be the Christ of Isaiah,—a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, who was led as a sheep to the slaughter, and who, like a lamb before the shearer, opened not His mouth;3336
Anf-03 v.iv.vi.xvii Pg 16 He likewise will grant “the enlightenment of the eyes of the understanding,”5962
Isa. xi. 2.
Anf-02 vi.iii.i.vii Pg 37.1
Anf-03 v.iv.vi.viii Pg 18 In this figure of a flower he shows that Christ was to arise out of the rod which sprang from the stem of Jesse; in other words, from the virgin of the race of David, the son of Jesse. In this Christ the whole substantia of the Spirit would have to rest, not meaning that it would be as it were some subsequent acquisition accruing to Him who was always, even before His incarnation, the Spirit of God;5545
Isa. xi. 1–3.
5545 We have more than once shown that by Tertullian and other ancient fathers, the divine nature of Christ was frequently designated “Spirit.” so that you cannot argue from this that the prophecy has reference to that Christ who (as mere man of the race only of David) was to obtain the Spirit of his God. (The prophet says,) on the contrary, that from the time when (the true Christ) should appear in the flesh as the flower predicted,5546
5546 Floruisset in carne. rising from the root of Jesse, there would have to rest upon Him the entire operation of the Spirit of grace, which, so far as the Jews were concerned, would cease and come to an end. This result the case itself shows; for after this time the Spirit of the Creator never breathed amongst them. From Judah were taken away “the wise man, and the cunning artificer, and the counsellor, and the prophet;”5547
Anf-03 v.iv.vi.viii Pg 30 See how the apostle agrees with the prophet both in making the distribution of the one Spirit, and in interpreting His special graces. This, too, I may confidently say: he who has likened the unity of our body throughout its manifold and divers members to the compacting together of the various gifts of the Spirit,5557
Comp. 1 Cor. xii. 8–11 and Isa. xi. 1–; 3.
Anf-01 viii.iv.xv Pg 3 ‘Circumcise, therefore, the foreskin of your heart,’ as the words of God in all these passages demand.”
Isa. lviii. 1–12.