Ante-Nicene Fathers/Volume VI/Anatolius and Minor Writers/Pierus of Alexandria/A Fragment of a Work of Pierius on the First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians
I.—A Fragment of a Work of Pierius on the First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians.
Origen, Dionysius, Pierius, Eusebius of Cæsareia, Didymus, and Apollinaris, have interpreted this epistle most copiously; of whom Pierius, when he was expounding and unfolding the meaning of the apostle, and purposed to explain the words, For I would that all men were even as I myself, added this remark: In saying this, Paul, without disguise, preaches celibacy.
- This very brief quotation is preserved in Jerome’s Second Epistle to Pammachius.
- 1 Cor. vii. 7.
- Vol. iv. p. 243, edit. Benedictin. [No doubt he does, as did his Master, Christ, before him, and under the same limitations. Matt. xix. 12.]