Homilies on Jeremiah: Homily on 1 Kings 28

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HOMILY 14

Jeremiah 15.10-19
On "Woe is me, mother," up to, "'Therefore,' thus says the Lord, 'if you will return, I will restore you.'"

DEALERS OF BODIES, since they are around the sick and always give themselves freely to the cure of the sick in accordance with the purpose of the healing arts, view what is terrible1. and touch what is loathsome, and2. they reap their own pains by others' misfortunes3. and their life is always in crisis. For they are never with those who are well but always with the wounded,4. with those who have contagions, with those filled with pus, fevers, all kinds of illnesses. And if someone wants to prepare for medicine, he should not feel irritated nor should he neglect the purpose of the skill which he has adopted whenever he may be with the kind of situations we have just mentioned.

(2) I have stated this preface because the Prophets are like healers of souls, and they are always occupied wherever there are those who need treatment. For, those who are well have no need of a healer, but those who suffer,5. but what healers suffer by6.

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1.
"What is terrible" (δεινά), a correction from the Catena. S has τινὰ.
2.
"And," an addition from Jerome and Hippocrates' text. See below.
3.
Klostermann notes that this description is from Hippocrates, De flatibus I.569K.
4.
"Wounded" (τραυματιω + ̑ν), a correction of Delarue from Jerome. S has τραυμάτων.
5.
Luke 5.31.
6.
"By" (ὑπό), a correction of Blass and Klostermann from Jerome. S has ὑπέρ.

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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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