Early Church Fathers
25 1 Cor. xiv. 20. [R. V.. "be not children in mind; howbeit in malice be ye babes."]
26 [ "babes."]
1 St. Augustin, on St. John, Hom. XLIX. sec. 3, speaks of the identity as doubtful. See also Greswell, vol. ii., Diss. XVII., and vol. iii. Diss. III. It seems that the occasion recorded in Luke vii. 37 must have been different, whether the person were the same or not. St. Chrysostom supposes two unctions at Bethany. See note at the end of "Sermons preached at St. Savinor's Church, Leeds." [Augustin discusses the question more fully in his Harmony of the Gospels, see Nicene Fathers, vol. vi. pp. 174. He holds that there were two occasions, one named by Luke, and the other by Matthew, Mark and John. but that Mary was the person anointing on both occasions. This leads to the identification of Mary, the sister of Lazarus, with Mary Madalene. But there is no proof that Luke refers to the latter. The opinion of Chrysostom seems to be that Matthew, Mark and Luke refer to the same person, and John to another on a different occasion. But to this there are insuperable objections.-R.]
2 Lit, an economy.
3 Matt. xxvi. 8-13. [The Greek text agrees with the received with the exception of a change of order in the first clause of verse 11. In verse 12, the R. V. renders, "to prepare me for burial," and in verse 12, "bespoken of' for" be told.-R.]
4 See ix. 13, and xii. 7.
5 [A clause is omitted here "and conquered in wars."-R.]
6 [This accords with the assumed identity with the woman spoken of in Luke vii. But there seems to be no proof that Chrysostom identified the woman with Mary Magdalene. Compare p. 42, Homily VI. 8.-R.]
7 Matt. xxvi. 14, 15. [R. V., "Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, and said, What are ye willing to give me," etc.]
8 Luke xxii. 4. [The explanation is untenable. The "captains"(strathgoi=j) were not "chiliarchs," but the officers of the temple guard; comp. Luke xxii. 52, where the same word occurs.
9 Matt. xxvi. 15, 16. [R. V., "And they weighed unto him thirty," etc. to deliver Him unto them. The same word as in verse 15.-R.]
10 [The words "their kinsmen" should be inserted here.-R.]
1 John xiii. 1.
2 [But John does not call it the day before.-R.]
3 Luke xxii. 7.
4 [The language is somewhat obscure. But it would seem from this passage that Chrysostom believed our Lord ate the passover at the regular time. In Homily LXXXIV., he speaks of the chief priests as neglecting to eat it in their hate against our Lord, explaining in this way the difficulty arising from the statement in John xviii. 28. But in Homily LXXXIII. 3, on the Gospel of John, be presents both views, either that the whole feast is meant, or that our Lord had anticipated the observance of the Paschal supper.-R.]
5 Matt. xxi. 3.
6 1 Sam. x. 3.
7 Matt. xxvi. 20. [R. V., "was sitting at meat with the twelve disciples." The rec. text omits "disciples," as does one Mss. of the Homilies here. Comp. R. V. margin. Below it is omitted by Chrysostom also.-R.]
8 Lit., salt.
9 [See note 7, p. 485.]
10 Matt. xxvi. 21. [R. V., "were eating."]
11 John xiii. 22. [ Freely cited.]
12 Matt. xxvi. 22.
13 John xiii. 26. [This verse is abridged in the Homily. "To whom, having dipped the sop, I will give it," is an exact rendering. "He it is" is supplied above.-R.]
14 [The words "his hand" are omitted.]
15 [R. V., "through;" "that" is omitted.]
16 Matt. xxvi. 23, 24. [R. V., "good were it," etc.]
17 [Here "that" in the received text.-R.]
18 Matt. xxvi. 25. [R. V. "Rabbi;" but this change of title is first noticed below.-R.]