Saint Irenæus


Fragment 20

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Saint Irenæus (120-202)


Translated by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson

Fragment 20

“And he laid his hands upon him.” The countenance of Joshua was also glorified by the imposition of the hands of Moses, but not to the same degree [as that of Moses]. Inasmuch, then, as he had obtained a certain degree of grace, [the Lord] said, “And thou shall confer upon him of thy glory.” For [in this case] the thing given does not cease to belong to the giver.

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