Early Church Fathers
5 The reference is to Ezra iii. 2.
6 1 Tim. ii. 4.
7 e0n e9autw= akpaton tou= suneido/toj e#cwn to\n e#legcon.There seem's however, some grounds, but no actual necessity for the reading e!ggpafon = written (instead of Akpaton) adopted by the Ball.
8 h9 to\n su/llogon tw= numfw=ni (lit. bride-chamber) stefanou=sa kalli/nikoj Eu0fhmia ; this obscure passage is to a certain extent elucidated by Letter CI., chap. iii. (q. v.). The martyr, Euphemia,seems to have been a sort of patron saint of Chalcedon.
9 e0pisfragi/sasa ; others e0piyhfi/sasa , which seems, meaningless here.
10 The reference (acc. to Ball.) is to the dispute about the bishopric between Bassian and Stephen, in which Leo interfered, though the letter is not extant.
11 One of the Latin version's adds the names and titles of the subscribing bishops here. For the subject matter of Chap. iv., see Introduction, p. viii.
1 Cf. Is. lxv. 1.
1 Perish spiritually he means, as the sequel shows, for at least one great and good man on the catholic side, Flavian perished corporeally.
2 Viz., the See of Constantinople.
3 Dioscorus in particular.
4 The chief Apostolicoe sedes were Rome and Antioch, according to tradition founded by S. Peter, and Alexandria founded by his disciple S. Mark, and the See of Constantinople could not exercise jurisdiction over them.
5 One Maximus by name.
1 Phil. i. 2.
2 S. Matt. xx. 26-28.
1 1 Cor. i. 10.
2 Ecclesiasticus xviii. 30. The application of the description "Holy Scripture" to an Apocryphyal book will not escape notice.
3 Cf. Letter CIV., chap. v.