Early Church Fathers
4 Matt. ii. 12.
5 Matt. ii. 13.
6 [th=j sarko/j.]
7 1 Sam. vi. 6, LXX.
8 [toi=j duname/noij.]
9 i.e., of Jacob.
10 The received mystical interpretation of our Lord's final entry into Jerusalem represented the ass as the type of the Jewish converts, and the colt, of the Gentile Church. See hereafter, Horn. LXVI., and comp. Origen on St. Matt. t. 16, 15; St.Amb. in Luc. lib. 9, 4-14; St. Just. Mart. Dial. cum. Tryph.c. 53. The interpretation to which St. Chrysostom points of the flight into Egypt, is probably the same with that of St. Hilary on this place. "Joseph is admonished by the angel to take the young child into Egypt: Egypt full of idols, and given to the worship of all kinds of portents for gods. Accordingly, after the persecution by the Jews, and the assent of that profane multitude to His murder, Christ passes over to the nations, sold as they were to the vainest superstitions. He leaves Jewry, and is carried into the world which knows Him not: while Bethlehem, i.e., Jud'a, overflows with the blood of martyrs. As to Herod's rage and his murdering the infants, it is the type of the Jewish people raging against the Christians, under the notion that by the slaughter of the blessed m artyrs they blot out Christ's name from the faith and profession of all men." p.613, ed. Ben. Paris, 1693.
11 Gen. xlix. 7.
12 Gen. ix. 25; Josh. ix. 27; 2 Chron. viii. 7-9.
13 Gen. xxvii. 19.
14 Gen. xxxiii. 3.
15 [The reference is to Numb. xxv. 3. But as usual, the LXX.form of the name is cited: beelfege/r.-R.]
16 Amos ix. 7. "The Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir," Heb. [The LXX. has tou\j a0llofu/louj (here rendered "the strangers") the usual term for designating "the Philistines." Comp. 1 and 2 Samuel, passim (in Lxx.).-R.]
17 [sofw=n kai\ ma/gwn. The translator has rendered ma/goi sometimes by "wise men," and sometimes by magi. Probably the term here refers more exactly to "magicians."-R.]
18 [ta\ e0kei/nwn, i.e.those things taught by the heathen philosophers of Egypt.-R.]
19 Acts xx. 34; 1 Thess. ii. 9.
20 Ex. xvi. 3.
21 In the works of St. Athanasius.
22 Josh. xxiv. 2.
1 1. toi=j prote/roij e0pagwnizo/menon. Comp. Jude 3.
2 Acts xii. 19.
3 e0pi\ sxh/matoj.
4 [ti pro/j, "what is that to," as in following paragraph .-R.]
5 [ ti/ pro/j.]
6 1 Cor. v. 5.
7 [Ma/lista me\n ou0den to\ me/son.]
8 2 Sam. xvi. 11, 12. [The citation varies from the LXX., and the latter from the Hebrew: comp. R. V. in loco, where the LXX. is represented in the marginal note.-R.]
9 Ps. xxv. 18, 17.
10 See Josephus, A. J. xvii. 6, 5.
11 Jer. xxxi. 15.
12 Matt. ii. 17, 18.
13 [proanakhru/ttontoj, "proclaiming beforehand," a technical term of ecclesiastical Greek.-R.]
14 Matt. x. 29.
15 Gen. xxxv. 19, Lxx. and xlviii. 7.
16 ["He recalls the young children who were massacred hers," i. e., Rachel's.-R.]
17 Matt. ii. 19, 20.
18 sfagiasqe/nta. ["Massacred," a bold figure of speech.-R.]
19 Luke ii. 39.
20 [Of this there is no hint in the narrative; it is a harmonistic conjecture, with little to recommeud it.-R.]
21 Matt. ii. 23.
22 See 2 Chron. ix. 29, where it is said that certain of the acts of Solomon were written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite; and in the visions of Iddo the Seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat. See also ibid. xii. 15, and xiii. 22. [The explanation given above is as bold as it is ingenious.-R.]
23 [The Oxford edition reads "brought up ;" evidently a misprint for "burnt up" (kate/kaion).-R.]8.
24 Jer. xxxvi. 23.
25 2 Kings xxii. 8, etc.