Homilies on Genesis and Exodus

By Origen; Ronald E. Heine | Go to book overview

HOMILY XI
On the thirst of the people in Raphidim and on the war
with the Amalechites and the assistance of Jethro

SINCE "EVERYONE WHO WISHES TO LIVE PIOUSLY in Christ suffers persecution"1 and is attacked by enemies, he who travels the road of this life ought always to be armed and always to stand firm in the camp. For this reason it is also related about the people of God: "All the congregation of the sons of Israel departed from the wilderness of Sin according to their camps at the command of the Lord."2 There is, therefore, one congregation of the Lord but it is divided into four camps. For four camps are described set up opposite the tabernacle of the Lord, as it is related in Numbers.3 And you, therefore, if you are always watchful and armed and know that you serve as a soldier in the camp of the Lord, heed that command: "No one serving as a soldier for God entangles himself in secular affairs, that he may please him to whom he has engaged himself."4 For if you thus serve as a soldier so that you are free from secular affairs and always keep watch in the camp of the Lord, it will also be said of you that you depart "from the wilderness of Sin at the command of the Lord" and come "to Raphidim." Sin is interpreted to mean "temptation," but Raphidim means "sound judgment."5 That man has attained soundness of judgment who rightly departs from temptation and whom temptation renders approved. For in the day of judgment he will be sound, and soundness will be with him who has not been wounded by temptation, as it is written in the

____________________
1
Cf. 2 Tm 3.12.
2
Ex 17. 1.
3
Cf. Nm 2.
4
2Tm 2.4.
5
See Appendix, 34 and 35.

-355-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Homilies on Genesis and Exodus
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 440

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.