Series: Reading the Old Testament

Isaiah Sees the Lord with St. Jerome

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up;and the train of his robe filled the temple. (Isaiah 6:1) The goal of the Christian life is to see God. We see Him now veiled beneath bread and wine, in the waters of Holy Baptism, in

The Whole Christ Prays the Psalms with St. Augustine

O Lord, how many are my foes!Many are rising against me;2 many are saying of my soul,“There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah 3 But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,my glory, and the lifter of my head.4 I cried aloud to the Lord,and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah 5 I lay

The Sacrifice of Isaac with Origen

One thing that makes us nervous about early Christian interpretation of the Scriptures is what we call “allegory” or “spiritual exegesis.”

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