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15 kuriaka\j a0podei/ceij-Christophorsonus renders it ratas; Rufinus gives validissimas assertiones. The Greeks use ku/rioj in this sense, kupi/ai di/kai, docai, &c., decisive, valid, judgments, opinions, &c.

16 The text gives a0paitw\n perih/|rhtai, &c.; various codices read a0p' au/twsn, &c. Valesius now proposes u@laj a0paitw=n 9 w\| perih/|rhtai, I shall pass on without...for the veil is removed from me.

17 An apocryphal book of some antiquity, which professes to proceed from the patriarch of that name, but of whose existence prior to the Christian era there is no real evidence. The first author who clearly refers to it by name is Tertullian. [Vol. iii. p. 62, and iv. 380.]

18 xiv. luna. The Romans used the phrase luna prima, secunda, &c., as meaning, the first, second day, &c., after new moon.-Tr.

19 Exod. xii. 18, 19.

20 Exod. xii. 15; Levit. xxiii. 6.

21 Matt. xxvi. 17; Mark xiv. 12; Luke xxii. 7.

22 But the text gives 12th.

23 [Vol. iii. p. 630. The convenire ad of Irenaeus is thus shown to be geographical, not ecclesiastical. Vol. i. pp. 415, 569.]

24 Matt. xxvi. 38.

25 Luke xv. 6.

26 Lucidum.

27 Levit. xxiii. 5-7.

28 Celeberrimus, honoured, solemn.

29 Solemn.

30 [The sanctification of the Lord's Day is thus shown to be a Christian principle. The feast of Easter was the Great Lord's Day, but the rule was common to the weekly Easter.]

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