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158 See above, c. 11.

159 The allusion is to Heb. vii. 9.

160 [See Gelasius, in his Treatise against the Pelagians.]

161 1 Cor. vii. 14.

162 See above, Book i. chs. 21-23.

163 See Rom. v. 18.

164 Catechumens received the sacramentum salis-salt placed in the mouth-with other rites, such as exorcism and the sign of the cross; the Lord's Prayer and other invocations concluding the ceremony. See Canon 5 of the third Council of Carthage; also Augustin's De Catechiz. Rud. 50; and his Confessions, i. 11, where (speaking of his own catechumenical course) he says: "I was now signed with the sign of His cross, and was seasoned with His salt."

165 1 Tim. iv. 5.

166 Mark vii. 19.

167 John vi. 27.

168 See below, Book iii. ch. 21; and his Sermons. xxix. 4.

169 1 Cor. vii. 14.

170 John iii. 3.

171 Rom. vi. 12.

172 Rom viii. 8, 9.

173 We follow the reading, lex [scil. peccati] concupiscentialiter, etc.

174 Compare Augustin's Contra Julianam, vi. c. 22.

175 Luke ii. 11.

176 Rather to Joseph, Mary's husband; Matt. i. 21.

177 John xiv. 30, 31.

178 1 Cor. xv. 21, 22.

179 Col. ii. 14. Chirographa, i.e. "handwritings."

180 Matt. xxvi. 28.

181 1 Thess. iv. 17. Compare Retrac. ii. 33 and Letter 193.

182 Augustin constantly quotes this text with the active participle sperantium, instead of sperandorum. The Greek e0lpizome0nwn is not always construed passively in the passage; some regard it as of the middle voice.

183 Heb. xi. 1.

184 Heb. xi. 13.

185 Heb. xi. 39, 40.

186 Heb. ii. 14.

187 John xiv. 30, 31.

188 Hab. ii. 4.

189 John xvi. 7.

190 John xvi. 8-10.

191 Gen. iii. 18, 19.

192 Gen. iii. 16.

193 John xv. 13.

194 1 John iii. 16.

195 See also his treatise, De Naturâ et Gratia, ch. xxiii.

196 Prov. iv. 27.

197 Same verse [in the Latin and Septuagint; the clause does not occur in the Hebrew].

198 [See the last note.]

199 Num. xiv. 29, 31.

200 Josh. xxiii. 6, 8.

201 Rom. vii. 14.

202 Ps. xxv. 22.

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