Elim February 5, 2011

In Contra Faustum , Augustine glosses Exodus 15:27 with this: “the twelve sources watering the seventy palm trees prefigure the apostaolic grace that waters the people in the number seven times ten, so that the ten commandments of the law my be fulfilled by the svenfold gift of the Spirit.”

And Gideon’s fleece: “What is the drenched fleece on the dry threshing floor and later the drenched threshing floor with the dry fleece but originally the one nation of the Hebrews that holds hidden in its holy people the mystery of God, which is Christ, the mystery that the whole world lacked? But now that it has been revealed, the whole world has it, while that nation lacks it.”

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