Friday, March 6, 2009

Holy Scripture

Once some brothers came to visit Antony, and Joseph was with them. Antony, wanting to test them, began to speak about holy Scripture. He asked the younger monks first the meaning of text after text, and each of them answered as well as he could.

To each he said, "You have not yet found the right answer."

Then he said to Joseph, "What do you think is the meaning of this word?"

He replied, "I don't know."

Antony said, "Indeed Joseph alone has found the true way, for he said he did not know."

~~ The text reads: The Byble, that is to say all the holy Scripture: in whych are contayned the Olde and New Testamente truly and purely translated ino English London: imprynted by Jhon Daye and William Seres, 1549

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