Thursday, January 24, 2013

Euebius of Caesarea via Ambrose: "Woman" Designates Person as Disbeliever

From Ambrose Commentary on Luke: Thus the scripture makes clear the difference between one Mary and the other. One runs to see Jesus, the other turns back; one is greeted, the other is shown to be mistaken. Conclusively, you have: "'Woman!' said Jesus to her": the one who disbelieves is a woman, and is so designated, by being addressed with her physical gender. Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 263 - 339), Gospel Problems and Solutions, Ed. Roger Pearse, p. 291, Chieftan Publishing (Ipswich, 2010), David J.D. Miller, section translator.