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Letters of Athanasius with Two Ancient Chronicles of His Life.: Letter XXIX
From Letter XXIX 4529 .—(For 357.) From the twenty-ninth Letter, of which the beginning is, Sufficient for this present time is that which we have already written.
The Lord proved the disciples 4530 , when He was asleep on the pillow, at which time a miracle was wrought, which is especially calculated to put even the wicked to shame. For when He arose, and rebuked the sea, and silenced the storm, He plainly shewed two things; that the storm of the sea was not from the winds, but from fear of its Lord Who walked upon it, and that the Lord Who rebuked it was not a creature, but rather its Creator, since a creature is not obedient to another creature. For although the Red Sea was divided before by Moses 4531 , yet it was not Moses who did it, for it came to pass, not because he spoke, but because God commanded. And if the sun stood still in Gibeon 4532 , and the moon in the valley of Ajalon, yet this was the work, not of the son of Nun, but of the Lord, Who heard his prayer. He it was Who both rebuked the sea, and on the cross caused the sun to be darkened 4533 .
If these fragments are authentic, the statement in the Index, that this year no letter could be sent, is an error.550:4530
Mark iv. 37-41550:4531
Exod. xiv. 21.550:4532
Josh. x. 12.550:4533
Matt. xxvii. 45.
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