The Star Of The Wise Men; Being A Commentary On The Second Chapter Of St. Matthew

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byRichard Chenevix Trench

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850. Excerpt: ... apostle of the Gentiles afterwards more fully spoke. (Ephes. ii. 17.1) Nor is it uninstructive to compare the guidance by which they and the shepherds, respectively, are brought to the presence of the new-born King. The shepherds, as of Jewish extraction, are guided by an angel; but the wise men, as Gentiles, by a star--those by revelation, which was familiar to them; these by nature, with the aspects of which they were familiar; but thus, whether by an angel or a star, in either case the words of the Psalmist were fulfilled, and "the heavens declared the glory of God."3 There was a fitness, too, in the 1 A fanciful application was often made in the early Church of the prophecy of Isai. i. 3. The Jew and Gentile who recognised the dignity of the occupant of that manger, were severally the ox and the ass, that know their owner and their master's crib. Thus Augustine (Serm. 375:) In eis ccepit bos agnoscere possessorem suum, et asinus pnesepe domini sui... Bos de Judreis, asinus de gentibus: ambo ad unum prsesepe venerunt, et verbi cibaria invenerunt. So, too, the words of the Christmas hymn, Cognovit bos et asinus Quod puer erat Dominus, make probably allusion to this, as well as to the legend that the dumb animals did obeisance to, and after their fashion worshipped, the infant Lord. Gregory the Great (Hom. 10 in Evang.:) Qurerendum nobis est, quidnam sit quod, Redemptore nato, pastoribus in Judaea angelus apparuit, et ad adorandum hunc ab oriente magos non angelus sed stella perduxit? Quia videlicet Judseis tanquam ratione utentibus, rationale animal, id est angelus, prtedicare debuit: Gentiles vero, quia uti ratione nesciebant, ad cognoscendum Dominum non per vocem, sed per signa perducuntur. Unde etiam per Paulum dicitur: Frophetiae fideltbu» dat...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850. Excerpt: ... apostle of the Gentiles afterwards more fully spoke. (Ephes. ii. 17.1) Nor is it uninstructive to compare the guidance by whic...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217133738

ISBN - 13:9780217133739

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