Thursday, June 25, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Timothy to Bring Scripture Scrolls

When you come, bring the cloak I left with Carpus at Troas, and the books, especially the parchments (v.13). By parchments he referred to the scrolls, this being the way the Romans refer to the skins. In olden times they kept the divine Scriptures on scrolls, and this is the way the Jews keep them to the present day.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on 2 Timothy, Chapter 4, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 248 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.