4 Judg. vii. 18-22.

5 I.e. though boldness is matter of free will, it becomes a second nature.

1 Is. x. 19.

2 Ps. lxxxvii. 6.

3 Mic. v.2.

4 Num. xxiv. 17.

5 Hos. 1.II.

6 Prov. iii. 18.

7 Isa. ix. 6.

8 Ps. xxii. 6.

9 Is. liii. 2.

10 Notice here, how St. Ephraim (in common with others) speaks of the celebration of the day as if it was the day itself, partly in exhibiting his intense realization through faith of the mystery and the re-presentation of it, to use the word in its ancient sense partly as evincing, perhaps, a belief in the unabidingness of our conceptions of time-a belief resulting, it may be, from the mystical union with God in Christ which the saints enjoy. For to God time is as nothing, and those who through grace are one with Him, begin to view things as He views them.

11 Gen. ix 23.

12 Lev. xiv. 52.

13 Exod vii. 12.

14 St. E. refers here to St. John x, 34, where the Word Himself teaches us that it was by His coming to them that Saints of old were called Gods.

15 Heb. iv. 8.

16 I Thess iv 17.

17 This in round numbers is the received account of the number of languages at the dispersion.

18 Rom. viii. 26.

19 I Pet. i. II.

20 Gen. v.29.

21 John viii. 56.

22 Heb. xi. 19.

23 Dan. iv. 23.

24 I. e. the Angels; as usually in St. E.'s writings.

25 Ps. xlv. 5.

26 Cant. I.15.

27 St. E. here alludes to the early days of David ; he brought cheeses to his brethren ; these were made by separating the curd from the whey with rennet, a small quantity of which will curdle much milk, as a little leaven leavens the whole lump.