Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Paul Quoted Luke as Scripture

Let the elders who have presided well be accorded double honor, especially those engaged in preaching and teaching (v.17): so praiseworthy is the profession of teaching. He used the phrase double honor to mean greater honor. He confirms the idea with scriptural testimony: Scripture says, remember, You shall not muzzle an ox that is treading the grain, and Laborers deserve their pay (v.18). He quoted one from the Old Testament, one from the New.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on 1 Timothy, Chapter 5, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 225-26 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.