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291 Ex. xxxiv. 6, 7.

292 Num. xii. 8.

293 Ex. xxxiii. 20-22.

294 Matt. xvii. 3, etc.

295 1 Kings xix. 11, 12.

296 Isa. xlii. 3.

297 Ezek. i. 1.

298 Ezek. ii. 1.

299 John i. 18.

300 "This text, as quoted a short time ago, indicated `the only-begotten Son;_0' but the agreement of the Syriac version induces the belief that the present reading was that expressed by Irenaeus, and that the previous quotation has been corrected to suit the Vulgate. The former reading, however, occurs in book iii. c. xi. 5."-Harvey.

301 Dan. iii. 26.

302 Dan. vii. 13, 14.

303 Dan. vii. 4.

304 Rev. i. 12.

305 Rev. i. 17.

306 Ex. xxxiii. 20.

307 Rev. v. 6.

308 Rev. xix. 11-17.

309 Hos. i. 2, 3.

310 Acts xv. 15.

311 1 Cor. vii. 14. [But Hosea himself says (xii. 10), "I have used similitudes;" and this history may be fairly referred to prophetic vision. Dr. Pusey, in his Minor Prophets, in loc., argues against this view, however; and his reasons deserve consideration.]

312 Hos. i. 6-9.

313 Rom. ix. 25, 26.

314 The text is here uncertain; and while the general meaning of the sentence is plain, its syntax is confused and obscure.

315 Irenaeus seems here to have written "three" for "two" from a lapse of memory.

316 Matt. xxi. 31.

317 Gal. iii. 5-9; Gen. xii. 3.

318 Massuet would cancel these words.

319 Rom. ix. 10-13; Gen. xxv. 23.

320 Rom. ix. 13; Mal. i. 2.

321 Gen. xxv. 26.

322 Rev. vi. 2.

323 John xix. 15.

324 Ps. ii. 8.

325 The text of this sentence is in great confusion, and we can give only a doubtful translation.

326 [Leah's eyes were weak, according to the LXX.; and Irenaeus infers that Rachel's were "beautiful exceedingly." Canticles, i. 15]

327 Isa. iv. 4.

328 John xiii. 5.

329 This spurious quotation has been introduced before. See book iii. 20. 4.

330 Eph. iv. 9.

331 So Harvey understands the obscure Latin text, "id quod erat inoperatum conditionis."

332 Matt. xiii. 17.

333 Rom. iii. 30.

334 John iv. 35, etc.

335 Matt. i. 20, etc.

336 Luke iv. 18.

337 Isa. lxi. 1.

338 Acts. viii. 27; Isa. liii. 7.

339 Acts ii. 41, iv. 4.

340 1 Cor. xv. 10.

341 [A clear note of recognition on the part of our author, that St. Paul's mission was world-wide, while St. Peter's was limited.]

342 Eph. i. 21.

343 Phil. ii. 8.

344 Matt. iii. 9.

345 Eph ii. 20.

346 [Note, the Gentile Church was the old religion and was Catholic; in Christ it became Catholic again: the Mosaic system was a parenthetical thing of fifteen hundred years only. Such is the luminous and clarifying scheme of Irenaeus, expounding St. Paul (Gal. iii. 14-20). Inferences: (1) They who speak as if the Mosaic system covered the whole Old Testament darken the divine counsels. (2) The God of Scripture was never the God of the Jews only.]

347 Gen. xxxviii. 28, etc.

348 John iv. 37.

349 1 Cor. iii. 7.

350 Jer. ix. 2. [A "remote dwelling-place" rather (staqmon esxaton according to LXX.) to square with the argument.]

351 [The touching words which conclude the former paragraph are illustrated by the noble sentence which begins this paragraph. The childlike spirit of these Fathers recognises Christ everywhere, in the Old Testament, prefigured by countless images and tokens in paternal and legal (ceremonial) forms.]

352 Matt. xiii. 44.

353 Matt. xiii. 38.

354 Harvey cancels "non," and reads the sentence interrogatively.

355 Dan. xii. 4, 7.

356 Jer. xxiii. 20.

357 The Latin is "a multis justis," corresponding to the Greek version of the Hebrew text. If the translation be supposes as corresponding to the Hebrew comparative, the English equivalent will be, "and above (more than) many righteous."

358 Dan. xii. 3.

359 The text and punctuation are here in great uncertainty, and very different views of both are taken by the editors.

360 Luke xxiv. 26, 47. [The walk to Emmaus is the fountain-head of Scriptural exposition, and the forty days (Acts i. 3) is the river that came forth like that which went out of Eden. Ecclesiasticus iv. 31.]

361 Matt. xiii. 52. [I must express my delight in the great principle of exposition here unfolded. The Old Scriptures are a night-bound wilderness, till Christ rises and illuminates them, glorying alike hill and dale, and, as this author supposes, every shrub and flower, also, making the smallest leaf with its dewdrops glitter like the rainbow.]

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