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

Ante-Nicene Fathers Vol. VI by Theognostus of Alexandria, translated by Philip Schaff et al.
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.[1]

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Origen, Dionysius, Pierius, Eusebius of Cæsareia, Didymus, and Apollinaris, have interpreted this epistle most copiously;[2] 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,[3] added this remark: In saying this, Paul, without disguise, preaches celibacy.[4]


FootnotesEdit

  1. This very brief quotation is preserved in Jerome’s Second Epistle to Pammachius.
  2. Latissime.
  3. 1 Cor. vii. 7.
  4. 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.]