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

Early Church Fathers  Index     

p. 576

XLVIII.

As 4896 therefore seventy tongues are indicated by number, and from 4897 dispersion the tongues are gathered into one by means of their interpretation; so is that ark declared a type of the body of Christ, which is both pure and immaculate. For 4898 as that ark was gilded with pure gold both within and without, so also is the body of Christ pure and resplendent, being adorned within by the Word, and shielded on the outside by the Spirit, in order that from both [materials] the splendour of the natures might be exhibited together.


Footnotes

576:4896

This fragment commences a series derived from the Nitrian Collection of Syriac mss. in the British Museum.

576:4897

The Syriac text is here corrupt and obscure.

576:4898

See. No. viii., which is the same as the remainder of this fragment.


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