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At last year’s SBL I picked up a Greek/English diglot of Melito of Sardis, On Pascha, ed. and trans. Alistair C. Stewart (Yonkers, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2016). One thing I’ve noticed is how the apostles and church fathers had no inhibitions about finding/seeing/imagining Christ in the Old Testament. Melito’s pascha is a case in point in § 57-60.
The Lord made advance preparation for his own suffering in the patriarchs and in the prophets and in the whole people; through the law and the prophets he sealed them.
That which more recently and most excellently came to pass he arranged from of old.
For when it would...
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