requires us to revere the obscurities in them.
It is like men, who employ a certain obscure language among themselves.
Those who should not understand it would understand only a foolish meaning.
651. Extravagances of the Apocalyptics, Preadamites, who would base
extravagant opinions on Scripture will, for example, base them on this. It
is said that "this generation shall not pass till all these things be
fulfilled." Upon that I will say that after that generation will come
another generation, and so on ever in succession.
Solomon and the King are spoken of in the second book of Chronicles as if
they were two different persons. I will say that they were two.
652. Particular Types.--A double law, double tables of the law, a double
temple, a double captivity.
653. Types.--The prophets prophesied by symbols of a girdle, a beard, and
burnt hair, etc.
654. Difference between dinner and supper.
In God the word does not differ from the intention, for He is true; nor the
word from the effect, for He is powerful; nor the means from the effect, for
He is wise. St. Bernard, Ultimo Sermo in Missam.
St. Augustine, City of God, v. 10. This rule is general. God can do
everything, except those things which, if He could do, He would not be
almighty, as dying, being deceived, lying, etc.
Several Evangelists for the confirmation of the truth; their difference
The Eucharist after Lord's Supper. Truth after the type.
The ruin of Jerusalem, a type of the ruin of the world, forty years after
the death of Jesus. "I know not," as a man, or as an ambassador (Mark 13:32;
Jesus condemned by the Jews and the Gentiles.
The Jews and the Gentiles typified by the two sons. St. Augustine City of
God, xx. 29.
655. The six ages, the six Fathers of the six ages, the six wonders at the
beginning of the six ages, the six mornings at the beginning of the six
656. Adam forma futuri.117 The six days to form