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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
IRENÆUS: XV.

Early Church Fathers  Index     

XV.

When, 4821 in times of old, Balaam spake these things in parables, he was not acknowledged; and now, when Christ has appeared and fulfilled them, He was not believed. Wherefore [Balaam], foreseeing this, and wondering at it, exclaimed, “Alas! alas! who shall live when God brings these things to pass?” 4822


Footnotes

571:4821

This and the eight following fragments may be referred to the Miscellaneous Dissertations of our author; see note on Frag. ix. They are found in three mss. in the Imperial Collection at Paris, on the Pentateuch, Joshua, Judges, and Ruth.

571:4822

Num. xxiv. 23.


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