Friday, May 15, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Passover Lamb was Type of

By faith he held the Passover and the pouring of blood so the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch them (v.28): how would he, without faith, have believed that death would be prevented by the blood of a sheep? He recognized in advance the reality of the type, and had a premonition of the power of the Lord's blood.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on Hebrews, Chapter 11, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 186 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.