Origen of Alexandria on the Word of God

Nativity of the Lord Jesus Christ

The Nativity of the Lord Jesus Christ

As in “the last days”, the Word of God, which was clothed with the flesh of Mary, proceeded into this world, and what was seen in him was one thing, and what was understood was anotherso also, when the Word of God was brought to humans though the Prophets and the Lawgiver it was not brought without proper clothing. For just as there it was covered with the veil of the flesh, so here with the veil of the letter, so that indeed the letter is seen as flesh but the spiritual sense hiding within is perceived as divinity.

* This excerpt is from “Homilies on Leviticus” by Origen of Alexandria

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