Concerning fasting, which is done on the day of atonement, and
concerning the he-goat that is sent "into the wilderness. " 1.
WE INDEED who are of the Church rightly receive Moses and read his writings, believing that he is a prophet who wrote down the future mysteries which God revealed to him in symbols, figures, and allegorical forms which we teach were fulfilled in their own time. But whoever does not receive such an understanding in him, whether one of the Jews or even one of us, this one certainly cannot teach that he is a prophet. For how will he prove he is a prophet whose writings he asserts to be common, containing no knowledge of the future nor anything of a hidden mystery? Therefore, whoever thinks thus, the divine word censures this reader and says; "Do you think you understand what you read?" 2.
(2) Therefore, the Law and all the things which are in the Law are, according to the opinion of the Apostle, "imposed until the time of correction." 3. Just as those whose craft it is to make tokens from copper and to pour statues, before they produce a true work of copper or of silver or of gold, first form figures from clay to the likeness of the figure image— certainly the model is necessary but only until the work that is principal be completed, but when that work on account of which that image was made of clay is completed, its use is no longer sought—understand also something like this in these things which were written or done "in a type" 4. and in a figure of the future in the Law and Prophets. For the____________________