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a book ramble

a book ramble

'Young Radical In The War For American Ideals' by Jeremy McCarter

'Nabokov's Blues: The Scientific Odyssey of a Literary Genius' by Kurt Johnson & Steve Coates

'God has Spoken in his Son: A biblical theology of Hebrews' by Peter T. O'Brien

'Hebrews, James' New Testament XIII [Reformation Commentary On Scripture] Edited By Ronald K. Rittgers

"You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore your God has set you above your companions in anointing you with the oil of gladness" Hebrews 1:9 (John 1:32)

"God Had Anointed Christ By Exalting Him As The Victor. Johannes Oecolampadius: For because you are so splendid, O Christ, so energetic; so truthful, so gentle, and full of grace, it is no wonder that God anointed you, that is, has judged you to be of higher worthiness by exalting you and giving you the name that is above ever name. Certainly, we say that with Mary we anoint Christ by believing in him, because our faith is the most fragrant oil in the sight of God. But God anoints him by elevating him to the highest majesty; when he delight with the oil of gladness as the victor. For the psalmist depicts before our eyes a happy and sweet-smelling king, for it is the oil of gladness. Matt. 6: "When you fast, anoint your face with oil," for he is blessed and glad, and we are also refreshed and revived with the aroma of his happiness-the pleasing aroma of the name of Christ, which the Song of Songs is compared to outpoured perfume. And as in this very psalm, his garments drip with myrrh and cassia to embrace us. For as we recognize that we have been redeemed by him as the Son of God, we are immersed in his goodness and the fragrance of his mercy that with amazing sweetness of heart we follow the one who is delightful far beyond all creatures and yield ourselves to him with complete trust. For none of the angels or the saints, who are Christ's companions and partners, possesses such a name, so as to merit like Christ such a seat and such an anointing. From this also comes the name of "Christ". Others say that Christ was anointed by the Holy Spirit, who gives joy to the heart, or the grace of the Spirit, but our explanation is simpler. Explanation Of Hebrews 1:9. 'Hebrews, James' New Testament XIII [Reformation Commentary On Scripture] Edited By Ronald K. Rittgers

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