Thursday, May 21, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Abraham Encountered the Lord of Angels

Do not forget hospitality: through it some people entertained angels all unknowing (v.2): the patriarch Abraham went forth to meet what he thought were human beings but encountered angels and the Lord of angels. Likewise blessed Lot, while welcoming angels as though human beings, received the blessing of angels.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on Hebrews, Chapter 13, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 193 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.