Early Church Fathers
14 Why St. E. contemplates the queen as a sheep appears from his remarks on the place. The following are a part of them "It was not the fame of Solomon only, but also the Name of the Lord, which called to this queen, who sought to know the God of Solomon, who set out upon a dangerous long ]ourney, and brought presents fit for a king . . . . Our Lord also extolled this queen its the Gospel, and praised her zealousness, when He rebuked the sluggishness of the Jews."
15 This was a tradition of the Jews, a tradition based in part on Canticles 1.5.
16 Luke xxii. 42.
17 Zech. ii. 8.
18 Matt. xxi. 42.
19 Jer. viii. 7.
20 Is. I. 3.
21 Is lv. 1.
22 The same word in Syriac means naked and Apostle.
23 John xxi. 7.
24 Hos. i 2.
25 Matt. ix. 13.
26 Luke xviii. 9.
27 Cant. ii. 17.
28 Or, pierced-perhaps a word of intentionally uncertain meaning, so as to suit with "the way" in either sense of it.
29 1 Tim. ii. 5.
30 On Josh. ii. 9, For I know that God hath delivered unto you the land, etc., St. E. makes Rahab say, "This forty years is this land yours; and now it is that we might repent, that we have continued in it up to this day."
31 Gen. xv. 6.
32 The calf might be at once intended for a symbol of God, and also a copy from the worship of Apis.
33 Elsewhere ( Opp. Syr. 11.384) St. E. calls the Teraphim of Micah (Judges xviii. 2, 14 "the idol with four faces."
34 Reeds are used all over the East to wnte with.
35 St. E. assumes that the type of Joseph was fulfilled in Christ to the letter.
36 This alludes probably to Bardesanes, the existence of whose rhythmical compositions induced St. E. to try and counteract them by orthodox ones of the same kind.
37 Luke xxiii. 14, 15.