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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
BARNABAS: Chapter XVII.—Conclusion of the...

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Chapter XVII.—Conclusion of the first part of the epistle.

As far as was possible, and could be done with perspicuity, I cherish the hope that, according to my desire, I have omitted none 1683 of those things at present [demanding consideration], which bear upon your salvation. For if I should write to you about things future, 1684 ye would not understand, because such knowledge is hid in parables. These things then are so.


Footnotes

147:1683

Cod. Sin. reads, “my soul hopes that it has not omitted anything.”

147:1684

Cod. Sin., “about things present or future.” Hilgenfeld’s text of this passage is as follows: “My mind and soul hopes that, according to my desire, I have omitted none of the things that pertain to salvation. For if I should write to you about things present or future,” etc. Hefele gives the text as above, and understands the meaning to be, “points bearing on the present argument.”


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