Homilies on Jeremiah: Homily on 1 Kings 28

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HOMILY 12

Jeremiah13.12-17

On "And you will say to this1people: 'Thus says the Lord God of Israel, "Every skin will be filled with wine,"'"2.Up to, "and your eyes will pour forth tears because the flock of the Lord was crushed."

WHAT THE PROPHET is appointed to say for God ought to be worthy of God,3. but it appears that it is not worthy of God when we rely on the letter,4. for someone might say when hearing the letter: These texts are foolish. But the unspiritual man will say this, for the unspiritual man does not receive what is of the spirit of God. For it is folly to him.5. Observe then the text which says: And you will say6.to this people, "Thus says the Lord God of Israel,"--let what the Lord God of Israel says be worthy of the Lord God of Israel7.--"'Every skin will be filled with wine.' And it will happen, if they say to you: 'Are we so ignorant indeed that we do not know that every skin will be filled with wine?'"8. And if9. those who answer, holding to the literal word, say these things and state

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1
"This," an addition of Klostermann from LXX and quotations in text.
2.
"With wine," an addition of Cordier from Jerome. Nautin includes it in his translation but not in his Greek text.
3.
In S, "not" follows "God," but it does not appear in Jerome.
4.
γράμμα. The literal interpretation.
5.
1 Cor 2.14.
6.
"You will say," a correction of Cordier from Jerome. S has "he will say."
7.
"What the Lord God of Israel says," an addition of Klostermann from Jerome.
8.
Jer 13.12.
9.
"If," an addition of Klostermann from Jerome.

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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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