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

Ai His baptism it is not written that He gave any instruction
or manifested any miracle. But He says that after three
years, which are today, tomorrow and the third day, at the
time that He chooses He will go up to Jerusalem, and there
will be crucified by the Jews, //for it cannot be that a
prophet perish out of Jerusalem”. And to this He adds: //0
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets and stonest
them which are sent unto thee; how often would I have
gathered thy children together as a hen doth gather her
chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold your
house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye
shall not see me until the day come when ye shall say,
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord” x). Therefore, whether or no there be in these words a symbol
or type or anything which allegorically and mystically teaches
the things which appear unto this man , read ye and consider
and decide among yourselves: for by these three words he
sustains, as he imagines, his vain opinion, and the change
of the three dispensations of the sixth, the seventh and the
first days of the week. For he calls today and tomorrow
(respectively) the evil world and liberty, and the being per-
fectSd on the third day is, that God will be all in all. All
being in Christ on the seventh day (Sabbath) — as if they
were not so already by baptism — he believes to indicate
that Christ is all and in all men. If this be on the seventh
day then nothing took place on the sixth v and Christ was
not made flesh and born, and did not suffer and die, neither
was the power of death and the reign of corruption destroyed. 11) Matthew XXIII, 37—39; Luke XIII, 34—35. rtfsocu redxrdM,
»the day come”, is not found in the Peshitta, but in the Curetonian
version: otherwise the Peshitta for Luke XIII is followed except a KiltArd
= vyrdand rCao* for = rdlrd ^*3