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18 [Compare Clement's reproof, vol. ii. p. 423, this series.]

19 [Prov. xxiii. 11.]

20 [Prov. xv. 1.]

21 [Mark xii. 42; Luke xxi. 2.]

22 [Dr. Schaff says this Nomen Gazaei may indicate his possession of the wealth of truth, etc. But, if we read the acrostical initials of the verses backwards, we find the name Commodianus Mendicus Christi, which betokens his poverty also, in the spirit of St. Paul (2 Cor. vi. 10; also, Rev. ii. 9), which our author would naturally make emphatic here.]

23 Hist., vol. ii. 855.

1 Vol. ii. p. 105, this series.

2 2 Sam. xxiv. 14.

3 Cf. Redepenning's Origenes, vol. i. pp. 417-420 (Erste Beilage: uber Origenes Geburtsjahr und den Ort, wo er geboren wurde). [His surname denotes the strength, clearness, and point of his mind and methods. It is generally given Adamantius.]


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