Stephen bar Sudaili, the Syrian mystic, and the book of Hierotheos

Frothingham F. Stephen bar Sudaili, the Syrian mystic, and the book of Hierotheos. -1886

109 Divinity; for this implies mercy and desire. To describe what
the mind undergoes during this process is beyond the power
of words. It will then begin'), by a new and holy brooding, to create
a new world, and will create a new man in its image image-
less, and according to its likeness likenessless. It will mete
out heaven with its span, and will measure the dust of the
earth with its measure: it will number the drops of the sea,
and weigh the mountains in a scale 3). And who will speak
of it, that cannot be spoken? or name it, that cannot be
named? Let us, with the apostle, marvel at a mystery and
say: wOh the depth and the riches, the wisdom and under¬
standing , above the name of divinity, of the perfect mind
when perfected. For man cannot comprehend its judgments,
and its ways are inscrutable *). For who hath known its
mind? or who hath been its counsellor?4) 1 2 3 41) rdaolx. rC'&UU.TDO K&.Tu Kiw&iioia K'ixJ Lasto : relaoX^ itdx cneal^s rduia rt^aio . re'iasxA AiMO . co&vita rj'ffli, «osuo . K'Axosm osiicnsao Aojd&UO . rdsui r<^a^k'xk'vj cnea&u ^».i va .rt^aiea iK&CAOaso rtLousacu. OK' . TSOKllo kLulAz. )o^. K'iiso^ i