Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"City of God" XVI.15-16

Chapter 15:
Here Augustine gives us a fuller exposition of Abraham's departure from Chaldea. While this may drag a bit, I think there's an interesting point to be gained from how Augustine fills out his exposition--namely, he turns to the New Testament explanation of the event given by Stephen. In general, Augustine follows the "Scripture interprets Scripture" rule...

Chapter 16:
God actually made two promises to Abraham: 1) the physical promise of the land; 2) the greater spiritual promise of blessing through the decedent of Abraham.

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