Homilies on Jeremiah: Homily on 1 Kings 28

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HOMILY 5

Jeremiah 3.22-4.8

On "Return, you sons, and when you return I will heal your afflictions," up to, "for these things gird yourselves with sackclothes."

IT IS WRITTEN CLEARLY in the Acts of the Apostles that the Apostles first came into the synagogues of the Jews,1. announcing to them, as descendents of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob,2. what had been written concerning the coming of Jesus Christ.3. But when these did not receive what was said, it was necessary that there be other hearers of what was said. Then after explaining to them, they left them. For it was written that there ought to be announced to you the word of God. But since you did not think yourselves worthy, behold we turn to the pagan nations.4. Though this is clearly mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles, it has been said implicitly very often by the Prophets. For the Holy Spirit primarily speaks through the Prophets to those people, but if at some point, after having said many things, he is not heard, he prophesies to the pagan nations the word which was preached.

(2) And this is also reflected at the beginning of what was read today, since it is said just before to those from Israel: "And you will call me father and not turn away from me, for as a wife shows disdain toward him who lives with her, so also the house of Israel has shown disdain toward me," says the Lord.5. And when these statements concerning Israel were originally said and

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1.
Cf. Acts 13.14.
2.
Cf. Acts 13.26.
3.
Cf. Acts 13.33-35.
4.
Cf. Acts 13.46.
5.
Jer 3.19-20.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Abbreviations vii
  • Select Bibliography ix
  • Introduction xiii
  • Homilies on Jeremiah 1
  • Homily 1 3
  • Homily 2 23
  • Homily 3 28
  • Homily 4 30
  • Homily 5 40
  • Homily 6 62
  • Homily 7 68
  • Homily 8 74
  • Homily 9 Jeremiah 11.1-10 85
  • Homily 10 94
  • Homily 11 103
  • Homily 12 110
  • Homily 13 130
  • Homily 14 135
  • Homily 15 157
  • Homily 16 166
  • Homily 17 Jeremiah 17.11-16 180
  • Homily 18 188
  • Homily 19 Jeremiah 20.1-7 207
  • Homily 20 221
  • Homily 27 (50) 245
  • Homily 28 (51) Jeremiah 28.6-9 (51.6-9) 260
  • Fragments on Jeremiah 275
  • Fragments of Homilies 21 and 39 from the Philocalia 277
  • Homily on 1 Kings 28 317
  • Homily on 1 Kings 28 319
  • Indices 335
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