History Studies and Sacred Scripture

by St. Augustine Anything that we learn from History about the Chronology of past times assists us very much in understanding the Scriptures, even if it be learned without the pale of the Church as a matter of childish instruction. For we frequently seek information about a variety of matters by use of the Olympiads, … Continue

Numbers and Sacred Scripture

by St. Augustine Ignorance of numbers prevents us from understanding things that are set down in Scripture in a figurative and mystical way. A candid mind, if I may so speak, cannot but be anxious, for example, to ascertain what is meant by the fact that Moses and Elijah, and our Lord Himself, all fasted … Continue