Saturday, June 3, 2017

"he wears our nature, refashioning it to his own life."

"He bore our nature and thus fashioned it in conformity with his life."

πεφόρηκε δὲ τὴν ἡμετέραν φύσιν, πρὸς τὴν ἰδίαν αὐτὴν ἀναπλάττων ζωήν.

And he wears our nature [(having put it on)], remolding it to his own life.

     Cyril of Alexandria, Commentary on John, bk. 10 at Jn 14:20, trans. Maxwell & Elowsky, ACT (Intervarsity Press, 2015), 188.  The translation in the header comes from Keating via Aaron Riches (Ecce homo:  on the divine unity of Christ (Eerdmans, 2016), 50).  Greek from the three-volume Pusey edition of 1872, p. 486.