Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Image of God - Judgment

Likewise, humans reign and judge in imitation of the God of the universe. Yet, in judging, God has no need of witnesses for prosecution or defense, for it was as an eyewitness to the abominable crime that he condemned Cain. In contrast, given his ignorance of the facts, when man sits in judgment, he needs witnesses for defense and prosecution.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Questions on the Octateuch, Question 20 on Genesis, p. 55 (2007), Robert C. Hill translator.