as they sound, we do not find in them what is pleasing and praiseworthy. For the whole speech is beautiful, not from the individual syllables or letters, but from all its parts. 99.
The Rest of the Seventh Day Taken Allegorically: Chapter Two,
Verses One to Three
33. Now let us also look at the verse that they mock with greater impudence than ignorance. Scripture says that, after completing heaven and earth and all the things he made, God rested from all his works on the seventh day and blessed the seventh day and made it holy by reason of his resting from his works. 100. They say, "What need did God have for rest? Was he perhaps tired and worn out by the works of the six days?" They also add the testimony of the Lord, where he says, "My father works up to now," 101. and by this they deceive many of the uneducated, whom they try to convince that the New Testament contradicts the Old Testament. The [Jews] to whom the Lord said, "My father works up to now," understood God's rest carnally, and in their carnal observance of the Sabbath they did not see what the meaning of that day foreshadowed. The [Manichees], although with a different intention, equally fail to understand the mystery of the Sabbath. The former fail to understand the Sabbath because of their carnal observance, the latter because of their carnal accusation. Let each cross over to Christ so that the veil may be removed, as the Apostle says. 102. For the veil is removed when the cloak of likeness and allegory is removed and the truth is stripped bare so that it can be seen. 103.____________________