The Sixth Book of the Select Letters of Severus, Patriarch of Antioch; In the Syriac Version of Athanasius of Nisibis Volume 2, PT. 2

The Sixth Book of the Select Letters of Severus, Patriarch of Antioch; In the Syriac Version of Athanasius of Nisibis Volume 2, PT. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...the balances of truth like a huckster, and making myself liable to the divine sentence. Pray therefore, saintly men, that I may receive forgiveness from Christ p. 389. the great God and our Saviour, both for what has been written and for what has been omitted. The end. 14. Of the same to John and Philoxenus and Thomas 521-7. the bishops, confessors on the hill of Marde. From those after banishment, from the 4th book the 21 st letter.) On reading your sanctities' letter I thought of Elijah the Tishbite prophet, who when persecuted by impiety betook himself to the hill of Horeb, and as a reward for his tribulation gained the privilege of seeing and conversing with God, so far as is possible for men. When He that knows all things before they are as it is written1 approached him like a father, and assumed the appearance of ignorance in order to comfort him, like a father who comforts his beloved son by playing with him, and in order to lighten the weariness and distress that he had incurred from the long journey, and said to him, "What doest thou here, Elijah?," he stirred up the zeal that was blazing in him and answered very hotly (and that though speaking to Him who knows all things and whom nothing escapes), "I have been zealous for the Lord the AllRuler, because the sons of Israel have forsaken thee. Thine altars they have thrown down: and thy p-39P-prophets they have slain with the sword. And I only am left: and they seek my life to take it away."2 And He put fresh heart in him by revealing Himself to him in mightier fashion and initiating him in more perfect knowledge. Therefore I am convinced and assured that your love of God also, who have imitated the same pattern of zeal, and walk in the footsteps of a like mode of...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500520
  • 9781236500526