Early Church Fathers
57 Gen. ii. 24. [Kaye justly praises our author's high estimate of Christian marriage. See his Justin M., p. 128.]
58 Referring to the bacchanalian orgies in which " Eva " was shouted, and which the Fathers professed to believe was an unintentional invocation of Eve, the authoress of all sin.
59 Gen. iv. 1, 2.
60 [He speaks of the aeconomy of the narative; th\n oi0konomi/an th=j e0chgh/sewj. Kaye's Justin, p. 175.]
61 Fell remarks, "Blood shed at once coagulates, and does not easily enter the earth." [On the field of Antietam, after the battle, I observed the blood flaked upon the soil, not absorbed by it.]
62 Il., xx. 216. But Homer refers only to Troy.
63 [Of the founder of Christian chronology this must be noted.]
64 But the Benedictine editor understands the words to mean, that the succeeding kings were in like manner called Pharaoh.
65 Theophilus spells some of the names differently from what they are given in our text. For Tidal he has Thargal; for Bera, Ballas; for Birsha, Barsas; for Shinab, Senaar; for Shemeber, Hymoor. Kephalac is taken to be a corruption for Balak, which in the previous sentence is inserted by many editors, though it is not in the best mss..
66 [St. Paul seems to teach us that the whole story of Melchisedek is a "similitude," and that the one Great High Priest of our profession appeared to Abraham in that character, as to Joshua in another, the "Captain of our salvation" (Heb. vii. 1-3; Josh. v. 13-15). We need a carefully digested work on the apparitions of the Word before His incarnation, or the theophanies of the Old Testament.]
67 [Certainly a striking etymon, "Salem of the priest." But we can only accept it as a beautiful play upon words.]
68 Proving the antiquity of Scripture, by showing that no recent occurrences are mentioned in it. Wolf, however, gives another reading, which would be rendered, "understand whether those things are recent which we utter on the authority of the holy prophets."
69 [Comp. book i. cap. xiv., supra. p. 93.]
70 Benedictine editor proposes " they."
71 Literally, "a nod."
72 Prov. iv. 25.
73 Cf. Deut. iv. 19.
74 Isa. xlii. 5.
75 Isa. xlv. 12.
76 Isa. xl. 28.
77 Jer. x. 12, 13.
78 Jer. li. 17, 18.
79 Ps. xiv. 1, 3.
80 Hab. ii. 18.