Orthodox Lutheran Father Quote of the Day

The seven last chapters of the Book of Esther:


§ 206 [II] They argue from the father’s quotations. “The fathers count this book among the sacred books and draw some testimonies from those last chapters” (Chrysostom, Ad popul. Antioch., homily 3; Augustine, Epistle 199 ad Ediciam).
We respond. Neither the father’s quotations nor the general title “Sacred Scriptures” grants canonical authority to either that supplement or the rest of the controversial books.

Johann Gerhard
On the Nature of Theology and on Scripture
p 186


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