Monday, July 28, 2014

"City of God" XVI.10-11

Chapter 10:
We don't know much of the history of the City of God between Shem and Abraham--we know much more about the city of man and its wicked efforts to reach God through the Tower of Babel. Augustine gives us some very wise advice that I think can be applied to all of human history: "We ought to believe that at no time was the world without both kinds of men" (that is, believers and the reprobate). This is good guidance whether we're talking about the Genesis narrative, or the Middle Ages, or, well, any time in world history we wish to study.

Chapter 11:
Hebrew may have been the original language of mankind, given its association with the City of God in Abraham's time...

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