Saturday, May 16, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Rahab a Type of the Church

She [Rahab the harlot] on the contrary, though removed from kinship with Abraham, living outside the way of life of the Law and spending most of her time in licentious behavior, through faith reaped salvation and foreshadowed in type the Church: just as she with faith gave admission to the spies, so the Church did to the apostles; and as she was given the scarlet cord as a sign of salvation, so the Church through the Lord's blood enjoyed the eternal goods.

- 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.