Homilies on Jeremiah: Homily on 1 Kings 28

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HOMILY 16

Jeremiah 16. 16.17.1

On "Behold, I am sending many fishers, 'says the Lord," up to, "A sin of Judah is written with an iron pen, with a point of a diamond; it is engraved on the tablet of their heart."1.

IT IS RECORDED IN THE GOSPEL according to Matthew that our Savior came beside the sea of Galilee and saw Simon and Andrew, his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. Then the word states that the Savior, when he saw them, said, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."Immediately they left their nets and followed him,2. and Jesus has made them to take up fishing for men.3. And he found two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with their father mending the nets, and he called them4. to the same knowledge,5. and he made them also fishers of men. And if one considered those who hold from God a gift of word woven6. as7. a net and bound together 8. from the sacred Scriptures as a casting net, so that what is woven is thrown around the souls of the hearers, and he also consid-

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1.
"On . . . heart," an addition of Klostermann from Jerome.
2.
Matt 4.18-20.
3.
"Men," an addition of Koetschau and Klostermann from Jerome.
4.
Cf. Matt 4.21.
5.
"Knowledge" (ἐπιστήμη), a practical knowledge, meaning the total of skill and information required by people who perform a particular profession, as distinct from γνω + ̑σις, which often involves a mystical or contemplative knowledge.
6.
"Woven" (πεπλεγμένην), a correction of Klostermann from Jerome. S has πεπληρωμένην.
7.
"As" (ὡς), a correction of Cordier from Jerome. S has ἥν.
8.
"Bound together" (συγκειμένην), a correction of Huet. S has συγκειμένων.

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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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