Part 4
Chapter 2—Of Redemption

Section 24—Didumus Alexandrinus. A.D. 370.

Didymus of Alexandria was blind from his childhood, so that he never learned letters, and yet was a perfect master of logic and geometry; he was living in the fourteenth year of Theodosus, A.D. 329, being then above eighty-three years of age;[1] he was the author of many things, and among the rest of a treatise concerning the Holy Spirit,translated into Latin by Jerom; in which he says indeed,[2] that Christ tasted death for all;and that[3] he vouchsafed to come down on earth for the salvation of all; but then he explains these all of the children of God and believers in Christ; for citing Isaiah 63:8, which he thus renders, "He is made salvation to them,that is," says he,[4] "to them, of whom the,Lord says Are not my people children? And they will not prevaricate;for because they do not prevaricate, nor have despised the Father, he is made salvation to them; or because they are called children,he is made the cause of salvation to them." And a little after, "He is made the occasion of eternal salvation, cunctis qui in eum credunt,‘to all that believe in him;' and he is the Savior of the world, who came to seek what was lost."


[1] Hieron. Catalog. Script. Ecclesiastes No. 119, fol. 101, G.

[2] Didymus de Spiritu Sancto, 1. 2, fol. 181, C, inter opera Hieron tom. 9.

[3] Ibid. 1. 3, fol. 183. E.

[4] Ibid. A.