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Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Vol. II:
On Christian Doctrine: Chapter 5

Early Church Fathers  Index     

Chapter 5.—Scripture Translated into Various Languages.

6.  And hence it happened that even Holy Scripture, which brings a remedy for the terrible diseases of the human will, being at first set forth in one language, by means of which it could at the fit season be disseminated through the whole world, was interpreted into various tongues, and spread far and wide, and thus became known to the nations for their salvation.  And in reading it, men seek nothing more than to find out the thought and will of those by whom it was written, and p. 537 through these to find out the will of God, in accordance with which they believe these men to have spoken.

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